Q&A with Kenyan Fairtrade producer

Linlithgow is a Fairtrade town
Linlithgow is a Fairtrade town

Linlithgow will get a ‘taste’ of Fairtrade in a different way when Anisia Wanja, of Meru Herbs, visits the town to host a question and answer discussion on what Fairtrade has done for her home community in Kenya.

She is visiting the town on Tuesday, May 13 and will be hosting a question and answer session at Linlithgow Canal Basin’s tearoom at 12.30pm.

Meru Herbs is an interesting example of the benefits of Fairtrade for farmers and producers in developing countries.

Based in the Tharaka-Nithi district of eastern central Kenya, the business was formed in 1991 to market the produce of local farmers in an assortment of herbal teas.

When it began, the business employed 35 farmers. Today, it employs 265 farmers and the benefits reach many more.