It takes a lot of energy to get throgh a long day at school, but bananas are a great source of slow-release energy thanks to their high potassium content.
It’s not just children here in the UK that benefit from our delicious bananas – we decided that every banana we sell at Sainsbury’s should be from a Fairtrade farm. For every box of bananas we buy from a farmer, we pay an extra $1 which is then spent to benefit the community.
These Colombian children have their school uniforms, textbooks and and essential school materials paid for through Fairtrade. They live in a community where income from the banana industry is helping raise living standards and provide educational opportunities.
We work with the Banafrut farms in Colombia. They’re a grower that shares our values, believing that communities in developing countries can benefit from long-term commitment for fairly-traded products.