Sun Lakes United Church of Christ has partnered with Equal Exchange and United Church of Christ Fair Trade Project to provide Coffee, Tea, Chocolate and Olive Oil which support farmer-led co-operatives that promote democratic organization, empower women in leadership positions and as business owners and encourages economic development around the world. These practices promote prosperity and development, and we know that strong farmers mean strong farms — and a better world for all of us to live in.
Equal Exchange knows that it all begins with the farmers, with their knowledge, dedication and inventiveness — and we believe in strengthening that foundation. That's why Equal Exchange builds long-term, mutually beneficial trade partnerships with small-scale farmer co-operatives. We know our farmer partners and they know us, creating an atmosphere of trust and transparency: they trust our investment in and support for their livelihoods, and we trust them to uphold our high standards for quality and consistency.
Equal Exchange is committed to protecting, preserving and improving our planet and its resources wherever we can. We promote and support sustainable, innovative agricultural practices, restoration and diversification projects, organic farming and shade grown coffee. And while most of our products are certified organic, we also partner with farmers whose land is in transition — providing them with critical support as they adopt more environmentally friendly ways of growing and processing their crops.