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School books and school benches for 5500 children from the Ivory Coast

School books and school benches for 5500 children from the Ivory Coast

Our mango-export company Ivoire Agreage works with growers who live in the northern part of the Ivory Coast in the Korhogo region. The schools in this area usually don't have enough resources.

External help

Ivoire Agreage has a 'Fair for Life-Fair Trade' certificate from the Institute for Market for Marketecology (IMO). This means that the working conditions, health and safety, community involvement and care for the environment is checked every year by Ivoire Agreage. Ivoire Agreage and Nature's Pride have agreed on a minimum price and a Fair Trade bonus of € 0,07 per box of mangos. This doesn't seem much but because of the large amounts, Ivoire Agreage saves a considerable amount which is used for social projects with a huge impact, like these.

Country

Ivory Coast

Partner

Ivoire Agreage

Purpose

School books and school benches for 5500 children

Impact

5500 schoolbooks- and benches

Funded by

Nature's Pride Foundation

External help

Ivoire Agreage has a 'Fair for Life-Fair Trade' certificate from the Institute for Market for Marketecology (IMO). This means that the working conditions, health and safety, community involvement and care for the environment is checked every year by Ivoire Agreage. Ivoire Agreage and Nature's Pride have agreed on a minimum price and a Fair Trade bonus of € 0,07 per box of mangos. This doesn't seem much but because of the large amounts, Ivoire Agreage saves a considerable amount which is used for social projects with a huge impact, like these.

Results

Ivoir Agreage talked with the mango growers to find out how they would like to spend the Fair Trade bonus. The growers said they would like the bonus to be spend on resources for the schools their children attend. In the first phase an inventory was made of six schools to see which materials were needed and how much was needed. At the end of 2014 school benches and books were purchased for these schools, so that the children of the mango growers and their class mates had enough seats and educational resources. In the second phase in 2015 this process was repeated at another four schools that were attended by the children from mango growers of Ivoire Agreage.

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