Fair Trade

Fair Trade works with underdeveloped regions to establish sustainable jobs, and creates job opportunities in developing nations where the supplying demographic is supported by positive working conditions and fair wages. Through your partnership with The Peace Exchange the heart of Fair Trade is supported.

10 Principles of Fair Trade (World Fair Trade Organization)

WFTO prescribes 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organizations must follow in their day-to-day work and carries out monitoring to ensure these principles are upheld:

  1. Creating Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
  2. Transparency and Accountability
  3. Fair Trading Practices
  4. Payment of a Fair Price
  5. Ensuring no Child Labor and Forced Labor
  6. Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
  7. Ensuring Good Working Conditions
  8. Providing Capacity Building
  9. Promoting Fair Trade
  10. Respect for the Environment

To learn more about Fair Trade, visit these organizations:

To read in-depth about Fair Trade check out Jacqueline DeCarlo’s book titled, “Fair Trade: A Beginners Guide.”


There are a variety of resources to better understand the current project we are working with in the DRC. Look below to find articles and other humanitarian organizations working alongside The Peace Exchange to leave the world a better place. As we continue to grow and work with more developing countries we will update our site with the latest resources available.

To learn more statistics about the Democratic Republic of the Congo and follow current news updates from BBC News Africa, click here.

To read more articles regarding the DRC, check out the following links:

BBC: Democratic Republic of Congo
Wikipedia: History of the Democratic Republic of Congo
A Thousand Sisters – Congo

Other philanthropic organizations that are making change happen: