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The Fairtrade Marketing Organisation of Eastern Africa (FMOEA) known as Fairtrade Eastern Africa is the independent non-profit organisation that markets and promotes use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the Eastern Africa region beginning with Kenya. Fairtrade Eastern Africa is a member of Fairtrade International. We support small-scale farmers and empower workers, contributing to greater sustainable development in Africa. We create market opportunities for Fairtrade products in Kenya and introduce the FAIRTRADE Mark and what it stands for to Kenyan shoppers. Fairtrade Eastern Africa was founded by ten partners who are responsible for growing the Fairtrade movement in Kenya:

  • Fairtrade Africa: a network that brings together Fairtrade farmers and workers all over Africa, representing them in the global Fairtrade system. FMOEA and Fairtrade Africa are partners, with FMOEA focusing on creating markets, and Fairtrade Africa actively supporting producers.
  • Eastern Africa Farmers Federation: a non-political, non-profit and a democratic apex organisation of all farmers of Eastern Africa. Its role is to voice legitimate concerns and interests of farmers with the aim of enhancing their social-economic status.
  • Junior Achievement: Kenya’s largest organization dedicated to educating students and youth about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. JA Kenya’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy.
  • Oxfam Kenya: a global movement that fights poverty together. Oxfam concentrates on three interlinked areas of work: emergency response, development work and campaigning for change.
  • National Council of Churches Kenya: brings together 26 member churches and 17 Christian organisations in Kenya. In its mission the council is committed to building the capacities of the membership, enhance the creation of a just and sustainable society.
  • Partner Africa: a leading social enterprise in the field of socially responsible business practice. Partner Africa provides ethical audits, assessments, capacity building, training, and consulting services for international retailers, producers, NGOs etc.
  • Traidcraft: An international development organisation that fights poverty through trade. Traidcraft runs development programmes in the developing world, and rolls out campaigns internationally to bring about trade justice.
  • Christian Aid: Christian Aid is an international development charity set up by churches in Britain and Ireland, mandated to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication.
  • Shared Interest: Shared Interest Society Limited is a fair trade financial co-operative that provides credit and financial services to fair trade producers, retailers, importers and exporters throughout the world. In 2004, the Shared Interest Foundation was formed as a charitable subsidiary.
  • Solidaridad: Solidaridad works on creating sustainable supply chains from the producer to the consumer. This enables producers in developing countries to get a better price for better products and it helps to preserve people’s environment.