Supporting Social Enterprises

Traidcraft’s trading company works with more than 50 craft and food producer groups across the developing world. All of these are social enterprises that have both social and business objectives.

The Supporting Social Enterprises programme is a joint initiative between Traidcraft’s charity and trading company. It has three main areas of activity:

  1. Providing additional support to producer groups – helping them to become secure and profitable businesses. This in turn benefits whole communities because it creates more jobs, better food security and more money for local families to spend on their basic needs.
  2. Establishing new supply chains for Fairtrade-certified products so that greater nunbers of disadvantaged producers can reap the benefits of fair trade.
  3. Supporting social enterprises to adapt to climate change, minimise their ecological footprint, and reduce their vulnerability to future environmental impacts.