30 years of fair trade instills hope
Thirty years ago, after cattle were chased off the runway, Denise Attwood and Ric Conner’s plane touched down at the old Kathmandu airport.
“We had no idea the defining moment in our careers had taken place,” said Denise, “but after 30 years, almost as many trips, a civil war, abdication of the monarchy and the transition to some sort of democracy, our lives and work are still bound to Nepal.”
While that country has seen many changes, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
“Our initial foray into what we now call ‘fair trade’ began innocently
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