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Four lesser-known facts about fair trade

Ghana Cocoa Life Partnership 2012 Fairtrade VSO

Tea, cocoa and sugar are enjoyed every day by millions of people around the world – often with little thought given to their origins and the people working to produce them.

There are 500 million smallholder farmers worldwide.  Around 1.5 billion people live in households… Read more »

Exciting progress for VSO’s latest programme in Myanmar

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VSO UK’s Head of Fundraising Mark Rowland reports on his recent journey to VSO Myanmar

The last time I travelled to Myanmar was in June 2006.  I was travelling in Shan State at a time when the ruling military government was presiding over a plummeting economy, had silenced iconic democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and was engaged… Read more »

Irish President Michael D. Higgins visits VSO Volunteers at Ethiopian Health Centre

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Health volunteers with VSO Ethiopia were able to share directly with the President of Ireland the fantastic improvements in neonatal mortality rates – preliminary data suggesting a 50% reduction in institutional death – that they have helped enable when he visited the country earlier this month.

 

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