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How a single church visit converted me to fairtrade

“I was first introduced to ‘fairtrade’ products one very cold night in 1997 while volunteering as a missionary for a year in Elizabeth South, a satellite city of Adelaide. A fellow member of an intentional Christian community invited my women’s household to a fairtrade hot beverage tasting event held in a local church,” says anglican focus Editor Michelle McDonald

A grandmother holds her grandson in Lekiji, Kenya. Her daughter-in-law died in childbirth, unable to access medical care in time, so the grandmother is the child’s primary carer

AOA supporting women and children’s rights in Kenya

The story of Jesus’ mother Mary, who became pregnant at a young age and faced potential stoning, while very different in context, resonates with Anglican Overseas Aid’s (AOA) work in Kenya, where they partner with the Anglican Church of Kenya to protect the rights of women and children