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我們渴望透過環境、經濟以及教育的方式,為海外貧困弱勢者的生命帶來希望。

起源

Asha團隊的組成,由一群曾經前往印度貧民窟的志工所發起,因看見了當地的人們在顛沛流離的環境中仍帶著生命的韌性和燦爛的笑容面對著所有的困境。

回台後志工們延續著這份感動與熱情,於2013年成立Asha社會企業,以透明的運作流程及公平貿易的價值觀,販售當地手工藝品,持續不間斷的支持偏遠地區的社區營造,期盼引導當地社區發覺自身力量與生命價值,最終得以獨立發展,走向更美的生命道路。

Asha商品的利潤,將幫助偏遠地區社區營造、婦女就業及孩童就學,邀請您和Asha一起,為生命帶來希望!

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海外社區轉化經費

於華人磐石領袖協會三個海外據點,透過物質、靈性、心理及社會不同方面,改善當地經濟、教育、衛生或公共衛生等社區狀況。

當地販售單位利潤

讓提倡公平貿易的生產商、獨立的在地生產者有利可圖,提升其可持續性,以致促進在地經濟,以及提供弱勢群體就業機會。

生產者個人收入

工作機會帶來個人收入在世界上很多地方是奢侈的,它代表了個人自我價值、獨立生活的基礎和對未來有選擇的條件。Asha盼望為海外貧困、欠缺教育及工作機會的弱勢者的生命帶來希望。

「公平貿易」

貿易,本來是一種強而有力的工具幫助發展中國家的人民脫貧。然而,在不公平的國際貿易規條影響下,生產者的回報被壓低。「公平貿易」的出現正是為了改變這種狀況,它是一種讓被主流經濟排斥而處於弱勢的生產者,獲得持續發展的機會的貿易模式。「公平貿易」制度保証了生產者付出勞力後,能收取一個有尊嚴的收入。 (資料來源:樂施會)

Fair Trade

Trade is supposed to be a strong tool to help people in developing nations fight poverty. However, under unfair international trade rules, the returns of producers are lowered. Fair Trade is intended to offer an alternative to this kind of unfair situation. Fair Trade is a model of trading that allows producers who are disadvantaged by the mainstream economy to have opportunities for sustainable development. Fair Trade ensures that producers are able to earn decent incomes with dignity. (Source: Oxfam)

定義

“公平貿易是以對話,透明度和尊重為基礎的貿易夥伴關係,旨在尋求更大的國際貿易平等,讓邊緣化的生產者能通過更好的貿易條件和權利,從而促進可持續發展。(資料來源:世界公平貿易組織)

Definition

“Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers. (Source: WFTO)

公平貿易十項原則

  1. 為貧窮及弱勢生產者提供改善生計的機會
  2. 運作及買賣過程具透明度和問責性
  3. 持久的貿易關係
  4. 給予生產者合理價格
  5. 禁止使用童工或強迫勞工
  6. 不歧視、促進性別平等及結社自由
  7. 提供健康、安全的工作環境
  8. 提升生產者能力
  9. 推廣公平貿易運動
  10. 與生態環境維持可持續發展

(資料來源:世界公平貿易組織)

 

10 Fair Trade principles

  1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
  2. Transparency and Accountability
  3. Sustainable Trading Practices
  4. Payment of a Fair Price
  5. Preventing Child Labour and Forced Labour
  6. Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
  7. Provides Safe and Healthy Working Conditions
  8. Building up Capacities of Producers
  9. Promotion of Fair Trade
  10. Sustainable Environmental Practice

(Source: WFTO)

Asha的供應商

WSDO – Women’s Skills Development Organization (Nepal)

WSDO成立於1975年的國際婦女節,位於尼泊爾波卡拉城,是一不依賴外捐款支持、自給自足的公平貿易企業,其手工編織包銷售至世界各地。

工廠僱用的都是處於弱勢及飽受生活折磨的尼泊爾婦女,她們沒有受過教育亦欠缺工作的技能,需要依賴丈夫為生、甚至被丈夫的虐待,盼望賦予她們獨立自主的能力。

WSDO於1994年成為是尼泊爾公平貿易組織的成員;2002年成為世界公平貿易組織成員。

Asha’s Supplier

WSDO – Women’s Skills Development Organization (Nepal)

WSDO was established in International Women’s Day in 1975, based in Pokhara, a self-sustained business without receiving local or international donations, it’s hand woven wool bags are sold all over the world.

The factory employ disadvantaged and challenged Nepalese women who have no education and working skill, are dependent on or abused by their husbands, wishing to empower them to be independent and self-supportive.

WSDO is a member of Fair Trade Group, Nepal since 1994 and a member of World Fair Trade Organization since 2002.

Hatale Udhyog (Nepal)

“HATALE”是尼泊爾語“手工製作”的意思。

Hatale Udhyog成立於2000年,是羊毛氈、紙品和針織品的製造商,自2007年起成為尼泊爾公平貿易集團的成員。

工廠位於加德滿都的山麓,擁有300多名員工,其中百分之八十以上是居住在附近的婦女。Hatale一方面致力於發展尼泊爾傳統工藝產業,另一方面期盼提高鄉村居民及其家庭的生活水平。

Hatale Udhyog (Nepal)

“HATALE” means “Made by hand” in Nepali language.

Hatale Udhyog is a manufacturer of handmade woolen felt items, paper product and knitwear established since 2000, and became a member of Fair Trade Group, Nepal since 2007.

The factory is located in the foothills of Kathmandu with over 300 employees; more than 80 % of them are women living in the neighborhood. Hatale aims at on one hand develop Nepali traditional craft industries, on the other hand improve the living standard of the producers/workers and their families from the rural areas.

Ja Dae Coffee (Thailand)

Ja Dae Coffee是個家族企業,位於泰國清萊府萊掌村山區,自1995年起由原居當地的家庭經營,從小型咖啡種植園發展到咖啡場。 Ja Dae Coffee於2007年開設了自家的咖啡廠,從種植到加工,剝皮,烘烤,包裝,完全控制咖啡品質,並且銷售成品,獲得更好的利潤。

Ja Dae Coffee (Thailand)

Ja Dae Coffee is a family –run business based in Doi Chang Mountain, Chiang Rai, Thailand since 1995, operating by a local family , from a small scale coffee plantation, to a coffee farm. Ja Dae Coffee opened its very first coffee factory in 2007, enabling the family to have full control in the coffee quality, from planting to processing, peeling, roasting, packing and finally sell the final product for a better profit margin.