UMCOR Coffee Project

As you probably already know, the Missions Committee sponsors the sale of Equal Exchange Coffee through the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). Paying farmers in developing countries a fair price for their coffee is a mission project in and of itself, but we got an additional bit of good news with our most recent coffee order. From Equal Exchange:

“For every pound of fairly traded products that Methodists purchase, Equal Exchange donates $0.15 to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). For 2006, that amount totaled $17,191.07. This year, UMCOR used these funds to support agriculture development in West Africa.”