Visitor highlights fairtrade benefits

Anisia Wanja visited the Rainbow Charity shop in Brechin

Anisia Wanja visited the Rainbow Charity shop in Brechin

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Rainbow Charity shop in Brechin received a visit from a fairtrade producer from Meru Herbs in Kenya.

Anisia Wanja stopped by the store for a meal and discussed the way fairtrade had helped small farmers in the region.

The visit, which was organised by Just Trading Scotland, saw over 20 attend the store, including members of the Montrose Fairtrade Group.

A spokesperson for the event commented: “It was encouraging to meet up with someone who was receiving the benefits of fairtrade and through Just Trading Scotland we hope to continue supporting them.”

Anisia discussed the benefits from fairtrade, which has allowed a crèche to be launched for younger children and a medical centre has been set-up nearby to save travelling long distances for treatment.

The spokesperson continued: “We do need more people to join the Brechin Fairtrade Group, to help continue with the status requirements.

“This involves attending approximately four meetings per year and helping with a fairtrade event. If you feel you are up for the challenge, please email the group organiser Gillian McKnight, by email to or pop in the Rainbow Charity Shop and write your details on the list in the fairtrade section.”