South American visitor promotes Fairtrade

March 01 2015

A Nicaraguan coffee and cocoa producer has visited a school near Chipping Sodbury to ask people to use Fairtrade products.

Angela Jarquin

A Nicaraguan coffee and cocoa producer has visited a school near Chipping Sodbury to ask people to use Fairtrade products.
Angela Jarquin, a Fairtrade coffee and cocoa producer from the Soppexcca Co-operative in Nicaragua, visited Horton Primary School as part of Fairtrade Fortnight from 23 February to 8 March.
She was a guest of the South Gloucestershire Fairtrade Group, who have been visiting schools in South Gloucestershire to present lessons and assemblies.  
Angela spoke about life in Nicaragua and talked about the positive impact being a Fairtrade producer has had on her life, and also the lives of her family and community. She has recently diversified into growing cocoa after losing many coffee plants to disease as a result of climate change.