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Denise Atwood of Ganeesh Himal Fair Trade

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 . . . . . More

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Denise Atwood

Ganesh Himal Trading had its roots 30 years ago in Nepal and has grown to be a wholesale fair trading company with 250 retail clients.

Austin Zimmerman and Cameron Connor

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Michelle Klippert, Youth Minister, Episcopal Church

Pacific Inland Northwest Enchange (PINE) encourages Episcopalian youth and adults to step outside their buildings and serve neighbors.

Steve Allen, Family Promise Spokane

Family Promise of Spokane moves into new building that doubles their capacity to serve homeless families in the Spokane area.


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