Good Taste – The Sheffield Fair Trade Shop
We opened in March 2015, selling a wide range of Fairtrade food, greetings cards, jewellery, gifts, toys, and homeware. We are a not for profit business, assisted by volunteers and our mission is twofold.
Firstly, to provide a market for high-quality fair trade goods which demonstrate the talent and ingenuity of the producers, and enable them to earn a living and provide for their families. Secondly, our profits go to support ‘TASTE’, a charity working in Nigeria to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to the local people.
Our profits go to support ‘TASTE’, a charity working in Nigeria to provide clean drinking water and sanitation facilities to the local people.
At the end of our first year, we donated all of our profits to TASTE Charity. An incredible total of £5000! This helped to repair two boreholes for a rural community in Nigeria. It also facilitated a ‘WASH’ workshop, which is an initiative to teach villagers how to maintain good basic hygiene practices.
After another successful year, we were delighted to announce the donation of all of our second year’s profit TASTE Charity. An incredible total of £5608. This donation has made a massive difference for those attending a school in Uganda. It has provided them with a new borehole, latrines and a ‘WASH’ workshop. This has transformed lives in the community! Freshwater can now be gathered safely.
After an amazing third year of trading, we were able to donate an incredible £7000 to TASTE Charity! This money helped fund a water project at Rurcon’s new headquarters site in Jos the State Capital of Plateau State.