International Fair Trade Day Saturday 14th May 2022. The CoopeVictoria Fairtrade Producer Stand at the Farmers Market in Grecia.
Banners on International Fair Trade Day 14th May 2022 in Grecia, Costa Rica designed to engage children to recognize the economic and social benefits Fair Trade brings to producers and communities alike as opposed to traditional exploitative Free Trade economic systems.
Sheena King promoting the Fair Trade Town partnership link between Grecia and High Wycombe signed in 2019 between the Mayors and Deputy Mayors of both Fairtrade Towns. This version has the same images of the Wycombe Guildhall and Grecia’s famous steel cathedral, but with the text in Spanish.
Formal welcome to the Wycombe for Fairtrade Group by the Mayor of Grecia, Francisco Murillo, seated first left alongside the Commercial Manager and Director of CoopeVictoria Fairtrade organic coffee and sugar cane Cooperative. Welcome speeches given in a marque outside the Municipal Building in the afternoon. The lady fourth from the right is Sonia Murillo a promoter of the Caribbean and Latin American World Fair Trade Organization, as well as a founder member of the Network for Costa Rica and Panama Fair Trade and Rural Welfare. Mike and Sheena King were presented with an English version of the Spanish plaque commemorating our visit to Grecia, the sister partner Fairtrade Town of High Wycombe. The Spanish version is now located on a plinth in the central town Park of Grecia.