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Ethically Sourced Spices & Staples

The Mission Lazarus social enterprise "program exists to empower local Hondurans and Haitians, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, to learn artisan skills and sustainable business development training in efforts to advance their overall education."  They offer yummy coffee cherry preserves from Honduras.

Mountain Maid "exists to strengthen the church of Haiti by proclaiming the gospel, making disciples and partnering with local church members to produce products that provide a sustainable income."  They offer authentic Haitian vanilla concentrate.  (This is the best vanilla I have ever tried!   It tastes amazing added to coffee or baking recipes!!)



Serrv is "a nonprofit, fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers, and their families out of poverty."  They offer various ethically produced  spices, hot sauces, relishes, vinegar, olive oil and more.

Askinosie Chocolate "practices Direct Trade with their cocoa farmer partners, building relationships and paying higher than fair trade prices for their quality beans."  They are "dedicated not just to making the best quality chocolate you can buy, but to making it in such a way that the more you learn about it, the better you feel about it."  They offer cocoa powder and baking chocolate.

Certain spices and snack food ingredients have been associated with forced labor and the worst forms of child labor, most notably vanilla, salt mining, cocoapalm oil and cumin.  Below are links to spices and staples you can buy that are providing better agricultural jobs for parents so their children do not have to skip school and work long hours in horrible conditions!