Thursday, October 23, 2008

Maailm muutub iga ostuga

Õiglase kaubanduse nädal kutsub Eesti inimesi tegema Fairtrade kohvi- ja teepause teadvustades nii oma seost arengumaade inimestega.

Üleskutse saab avalöögi juba sel neljapäeval 23. oktoobril, mil Tallinnas on visiidil kohvi ekspordifirma kvaliteedijuht Steven Diaz Kolumbiast. Hr. Diaz külastab Tallinna jaekauplusi ning lõunatab Tallinna Ülikooli Kehrwiederi kohvikus, mis esimese kohvikuketina Eestis pakub oma klientidele Fairtrade kohvi. Kehrwiederi kohvikuketi omanik hr. Vello Leitham, kes tunneb ise hästi Ladina-Ameerika ja Aafrika riikidekohvikasvatajate eluolu, pakub neljapäeval Diazile sümboolselt esimese tassi Fairtrade kohvi. “Kehrwieder toetab teadlikult keskkonnasõbralikkust ja õiglase kaubanduse põhimõtteid. Mul on siiralt hea meel, et Fairtrade on Eestis kanda kinnitanud ja kogub jõudu, ning et eesti inimesed mõistavad, et maailma muutmine algab väikestest sammudest“ tõdeb Leitham.

Võimalused intervjuudeks:

Neljapäev, 23.10 13.00-14.30 Kolumbia kohvifarmeri tervitus Kehrwiederi kohvikus (Tallinna Ülikool);

15-17 kohtumine Stockmanni toidupoe külastajatega,

Esmaspäeval, 27.10 Keenia roosikasvataja visiit Parlamenti; kohtumine Rimi hypermarketite külastajatega

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

For and about Isabel...

Isabel on saksa tüdruk, kes meiega koos tuli Kaplinna GLEN projketi raames, ja kes enne 2009 aasta lõppu sealt ka tagasi ei tule. Waw! Saksa tüdrukud oskavad ka üllatada ja mul on siiralt hea meel, et vähemalt üks meist paljudest on sügavuti ja suurima hoolikuse ja põhjalikkusega ühe maa eluollu sisenenud.

Isabel - waw, you will stay longer, waw...i'm happy for and with you, really!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Voices of the world

LEBOGANG ZACHARIA MFUMADI

Age: 23, Born in South africa (Tswana)

Date and place of the interview:
05.09.2007, Cape Town, Café Canesh, South Africa

Introduction (profession, family, life, etc.):
Lebo is working in the hostel Green Elephant. He studied tourism. He is an only child, was living with his aunt and uncle in Jo’burg, his mother lived together with his grandmother.

What do you usually have for breakfast? When?
Normally he eats cereals and yoghurt.

Could you describe a normal day of your life?
In Jo’burg – he wakes up, cleans the house a bit, pays bills, goes to gym, makes plans for the next daysIn Cape Town – works and if he has a free day he watches TV, goes shopping.

Do you travel sometimes? If yes, how do you travel? If no, would you like to travel somewhere?
He has never travelled outside South Africa. It is very expensive. He would like to go to England cause he has many friends there.

Do you feel happy? If yes, what makes you happy? If no, how could you be happy?
He is not very happy, no money to realize his dreams. But music makes him happy and God makes him happy.

What do you find most important in life?

His mother.

How you imagine your life in five-year time?

He is rich and happy, very successful, not married, is his own boss:)

What comes to your mind when thinking about Europe? Is there anything you would like to tell or ask people in Europe?
White rich, blond, blue-eyed people, less poverty, educated women.what do europeans think of Africa? And do not think that the europeans know everything!

Voices of the world

SINTU TONJENI

Age:
19, Born in South africa (Xhosa)
Date and place of the interview: 30.08.2007, Cape Town, South Africa

Introduction (profession, family, life, etc.):

Sintu is a student in UCT (University of Cape Town)
He is living with a room-mate in Mowbray. He used to live with his mother and sister (28 years) in Mdantsane, Eastern Cape, they had their own house.

What do you usually have for breakfast? When?

Normally he skips breakfast and instead has his lunch. He eats whats left from the previous day.

Could you describe a normal day of your life?

He wakes up, puts on his music, studies, goes to UCT, comes back home, studies hard, meets his friends, studies til very late at night again.

Do you travel sometimes? If yes, how do you travel? If no, would you like to travel somewhere?
He has never travelled outside South Africa. Would like to travel somewhere north, also China.

Do you feel happy? If yes, what makes you happy? If no, how could you be happy
?
He is not happy. Being safe financially would make him happy, music and friends make him happy. Losing friends makes him unhappy.

What do you find most important in life?
Hope.

How you imagine your life in five-year time?

He is working hard to pay back his student loan.

What comes to your mind when thinking about Europe? Is there anything you would like to tell or ask people in Europe?

Football.Stop the farm subsidies! Why the world cup (football) is held in every 2 years in Europe?

Voices of the world

MARGARET ELIZABETH BAKER

Age: 60, Born in South africa (white south african)

Date and place of the interview:
03.08.2007, Nieuwoudtville, South Africa

Introduction (profession, family, life, etc.):

Margaret was working in the daily newspaper company as an administrational manager. She has 3 children (daughter Sharon, 40 years, she has 2 children and she is living in New Zeland) (son, 38 years, married, has 2 children) (son, 32 years, single) .Margaret was born in South Africa, but she moved to England in 1992, she lived there with her first husband who was english. She lived there til 2002 when her husband died and after that she came back to South Africa. She is living in Northern Cape, in Nieuwoudtville now together with Chris. They have a house called Swiss Villa, which is a guest house for tourists.

What do you usually have for breakfast? When?

Normally she has 2 eggs, succini, a tomoatoe and an onion, 2 cookies and a cup of black coffee for breakfast. At 8 o’clock.

Could you describe a normal day of your life?

She cleans the house a bit, makes food for her and chris and for guests if theya re there, after that she writes an article for a monthly magazine. Then organizes lunch and dinner.

Do you travel sometimes? If yes, how do you travel? If no, would you like to travel somewhere?
She travels sometimes, mostly takes the plane to Europe – France, England, New-Zeland. But travelling is very expensive.

Do you feel happy? If yes, what makes you happy? If no, how could you be happy?
Being in love makes her happy, being healthy makes her happy, her own home makes her happy, children and grandchildren makes her happy.

What do you find most important in life?

Family is the most important thing in life.

How you imagine your life in five-year time?

“Like I am now – happy and healthy”

What comes to your mind when thinking about Europe? Is there anything you would like to tell or ask people in Europe?

Europe means many friends living there. I would like to ask about their culture.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nagu head Eesti asjad

Heiveld and the BBC World Challenge


Most of you will be familiar with the Heiveld Co-operative, a collective of small-scale farmers who produce fine quality organic and fair trade certified rooibos tea. Over the past six years Heiveld members have made a significant contribution to ecologic research, and have applied the findings in their farming practice. The Heiveld has also contributed to the development of its local community, which was severely disadvantaged in the colonial and Apartheid eras. In recognition of its contribution to environmentally sound economic development, the Heiveld has been selected as one of 12 finalists in the 2008 BBC World Challenge competition.

The BBC commissioned a film reflecting the achievements of each of the finalists, and these films are now being broadcast globally at regular intervals on the BBC World Service. Voting is now open on the BBC website, and you can also view a short film clip from the movie on the site: http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/html/finalists_08.html#project8

VOTE FOR THEM!