Our most recent honest trading partnership is with Asili oils, in Rwanda.\r\nAsili connects the hundreds of small-holder farmers in Rwanda to markets around the world. Their farmers are mainly located in the country’s Eastern province. This more arid, less productive region is unfit for coffee and tea – Rwanda’s main cash crops – and without the ability to earn hard currency families in the region have struggled to survive. Asili Natural Oils has given these farmers agricultural training and provided them with free organic seeds and inputs. Farmers are now able to pay for basic items like soap and clothing, and are sending their children to school. \r\nThey work with over 1,500 farming families across Rwanda, sourcing high quality oil seeds from high-altitude, tropical climates. Depending on the time of year, the farms they work with employ up to 400 full-time and part-time staff, creating consistent income for farm managers, transporters, supply chain supervisors and farm maintenance staff. \r\nCurrently we purchase moringa oil oil from Asili, but are looking to expand our partnership, with chia seed and passionflower oils. \r\nRead more about Asili Oils here.