Diocese of Manchester

She Deserves Fairtrade: the Story of Chocolate

The Old Bank Residency, Hanover Street, Manchester M60 0AB

This Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February-8 March 2020) we are telling the stories of the farmers behind the £4billion UK chocolate industry who are, against the odds, becoming role models and successful businesswomen in their local communities in West Africa.

As part of the events happening across the UK to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight 2020, Fairtrade Manchester are holding a panel event to share inspiring stories about the women behind our chocolate.

Fairtrade’s She Deserves campaign highlights research on the cocoa sector in West Africa, where 60% of the world’s cocoa is grown, revealing the average farmer lives on as little as 74p per day and despite carrying out much of the farming needed to produce cocoa, women earn even less.

For further information and to register, visit Eventbrite or you can email Hilary Thomas or Mandy Williams, the diocesan Just Change representatives.

The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
Church House,
90 Deansgate,
Manchester M3 2GH

Manchester DBF Company number 149999, Charity number 249424
Telephone: 0161 828 1400