Minga Fair Trade Imports
Founded in 1997, Minga Fair Trade Imports seeks to improve the economic lives of small producers in the southern hemisphere by creating Fair Trade relationships with retail advocates in the north and promoting education for all. Minga is a Quechua word meaning "communal workday". When people form a minga, they all come together and work toward a common goal that is often to the benefit of all involved. Minga provides work and fair wages to South American workers while retaining the original values of education and a sharing wage which covers essential expenses and leaves the artisans with enough to reinvest in themselves and their communities.