In this new season of ‘Be Your Change podcast, we are looking at what is fair trade and what role do we play to accelerate the transformation of our society to a better world. We are talking to many women who are impacting the world with the creation of sustainable and good jobs. From our new hometown in Los Angeles. we are excited to be now based in Los Angeles because of the bourgeoning social change community with an increasing number of female change-makers leading the way.What You'll Learn
We are looking at the impact of our purchase on people's life. Did you know that 85% of the household budget is spent by women? It tells you how much power we hold ladies to change the world.
In this episode, we are talking to Elisha Chan, the executive director of Fair Trade a Los Angeles, a non-profit that helps to spread the word about the impact of buying fair trade products. Companies and non-profits who are certified Fair Trade have to follow strict guidelines like no child labor. Many of our day to day products like coffee and chocolate use child labor.
More than 700 million people—half of them children—live on less than $1.90 a day.
What is Fair Trade?
In this fascinating interview, you'll learn about Elisha's journey to becoming an advocate to end poverty through job creation and how fair trade crossed her path. For a girl who came from China to the United States at the age of 8 years-old because her mom decided she would have a better education overseas, her dedication inspires many of her peers. This year, Elisha has big goals..to achieve
"I really see that with what I'm doing is raising up these Haitian people to ultimately, you know change the future of Haiti"
Over the years, Elisha C foundation has contributed to sending more than 75 kids to school.
The Best Quotes From The Show
"You can actually bring out social justice by the way, you spend your money and that is what fair trade is about"
Interested in joining the Fair Trade movement, find a fair trade organization near you and get involved. Fair trade community is welcoming and fun.
Learn more about becoming a fair trade advocate and happy consumer and vote with your wallet.
Executive Producer & Producer Juliette Roy
Producer Barbara Gorrand
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