“We had to try to do something.” says my niece Amy Kay Pavlovich on her new web site, Just Good Trade.
In 2007, Amy Kay was a pastor in the First Christian Church in Columbia, MO, and was returning from a mission trip to Arizona with a group of young people. Here is a quote from her web site about that trip:
“We had to try to do something - no matter how small that something was - to help lessen the need for Mexican farmers to migrate to the United States”
So, that “something” was to begin selling Fair Trade coffee from the region in a corner of her church. Fair Trade is a market based approach to helping farmers and artisans in developing countries by buying direct and paying higher prices to the producers.
Jump forward four years. Amy Kay graduated from seminary and her husband has accepted a new job in Jacksonville, Illinois. With two little ones still at home, Amy Kay decided to expand her interest in Fair Trade and open her own store out of her home.
Her blog tells about her first venture into purchasing and her excitement for the new providers she has found. She called today to visit with me about my shopping experience on her web site and invited all of you to look around in her store as well.
The internet is a big place to get noticed. Perhaps a few clicks to her site will tickle the nose of the giant Google to take notice of her. Pass this information on to any others who might be interested in supporting Fair Trade and the Just Good Trade store by Amy Kay. It is easy to order and she will ship to another address if you want to send a small gift to someone for Valentines Day.
Here are my two purchases from last fall. Excellent quality.