Interflora makes £2,000 Kenyan donation

by Charlotte.Barnes on August 23, 2010

The Oserian Farm in Kenya – one of our Fairtrade suppliers – is based on the shores of Lake Naivasha and provides us with some of the beautiful Fairtrade flowers you see on

On 245 hectares of land, the farm produces around 400 million stems a year – mainly roses and carnations. There are around 6,000 workers employed at Oserian and the farm provides them with housing, healthcare and schools for their children….

Following a visit to the farm in 2009, we’ve donated more than £2,000-worth of books, sports supplies and electrical equipment to the two farm schools – Oserian Hilltop Academy and Oserian High.

Flowers and other products with the Fairtrade mark mean the workers benefit from labour and environmental standards. They also benefit from an additional Fairtrade Premium, which goes to education, healthcare and the local community.

It allows communities like Oserian to choose where the money goes, meaning they get to use it in the areas where it is needed the most. Not only are the workers at Oserian able to live more comfortably, but the farm is also a huge conservation area. The Oserian Sanctuary covers 7,300 hectares and many endangered species have successfully been reintroduced.

It was amazing to see how Oserian Farm has benefited from the Fairtrade flowers we sell. And we are happy to have been able to use some of the profits from our Fairtrade range to give back to the workers and their families.

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Charlotte Barnes

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