In 1997, four families came together with the idea of improving the lives of disadvantaged producers through trade. Level Ground was inspired by the work of Ten Thousand Villages and were keen to see the principles of Fair Trade applied to foods consumed every day. Their mission is to trade fairly and directly with small-scale producers in developing countries, offering customers ethical choices.
Level Ground’s first Fair Trade initiative was buying coffee from a cooperative in Colombia. Fair Trade premiums are directed to educational scholarships in the coffee growing region. Fair Trade premiums are directed to different projects based on the needs of the farmers. Premiums include healthcare benefits, school scholarships, agricultural technical training, co-op projects, and many more varieties.
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