Dominican Republic: Easter dessert made with funds from FairTSA
In the Dominican Republic, Easter and Christmas are the most important celebrations of the year. No Semana Santa (Easter week) would be complete without this Dominican dessert: Habichuelas con Dulce. A sweet cream of beans sprinkled with milk cookies.
They were supplied with part of the bonus, from the Fairtrade sale of FairTSA bananas. It is the members of the cooperative themselves who democratically determine how the Fairtrade premium is used – whether for social, economic or ecological purposes. Their first decision has already been realised in 2015 with the installation of 20 new toilets for the plantation workers and their families in the nearby Villa Lobo settlement.
Text: Visnja Malesic
Images: BioTropic GmbH
Date: March 2016
• 'Habichuelas con Dulce' recipe'
Tags: Dominican Republic (GB), Ecological Centre "Cibao" (GB)