Kenyan tea traders visit Exmouth for Fairtrade fortnight

PUBLISHED: 07:00 16 March 2018

Victor Biwot and Esther Chepkwony visited Exmouth for Fairtrade fortnight. Picture: Christine Chittock

Victor Biwot and Esther Chepkwony visited Exmouth for Fairtrade fortnight. Picture: Christine Chittock

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Victor Biwot and Esther Chepkwony visited Exmouth to let people know how they can ‘level the playing field’ for producers like them.

Exmouth hosted two Kenyan tea growers during Fairtrade Fortnight, giving Exmouth people a real picture of life on a tea plantation.

Victor Biwot and Esther Chepkwony have been speaking to members of Exmouth’s Fairtrade steering group about how they can help ‘level the playing field’ for producers like them.

They were in Exmouth as part of a visit to Devon communities which hold the Fairtrade award.

While in the town, they visited a stall dedicated to the movement at the Exmouth Indoor Market and spoke to pupils at an event hosted by the Beacon Primary School.

Victor also spoke at a reception at the community college, attended by the Exmouth mayor Brian Cole, his wife Beryl Cole and by deputy mayor Jeff Trail, with other councillors and interested members of the public. Some Fairtrade snacks were also cooked and provided by members of the Exmouth steering group.

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