Infomation about Preda Fair Trade Mangos from the Philippines in partnership with DWP Ravensburg
Mangos for children’s rights
The Philippines are with their 7000 tropical islands, their original scenic beauties and their hospitable residents highly respected by visitors from all over the world. In spite of fertile soil, a convenient climate and a prosperous economy, most of the people still live in utterly poverty. The reasons are many and until today the Filipino society is governed by social extremes.
The Fair Trade with mangos turned, in this situation, into an important instrument against poverty and rural depopulation. Through the Fair Trade of PREDA and dwp hundreds of families benefit from a steady market and earn a fair price ,also many get a dividend payment and higher income.
PREDA and dwp together for children’s rights
The PREDA Foundation was founded 1974 by the Irish priest and human rights prize awardee Father Shay Cullen. The registered office, at the outskirts of Olongapo City on the main island Luzon, is until today a place of refuge and therapy center for sexually abused and former detained children. The successful, international human rights campaign attracts worldwide attention for many years . As an appraisal for his indefatigable commitment Father Shay has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize several times.
In order to combat child prostitution and other offences against the rights of children, PREDA relies on a wide range of measures. Next to therapies, social work, the legal prosecution of the offender even in their home countries, the preparation of new laws, public education. Preda fair trade with mangos play a big part in prevention of child exploitation. In order to anticipate child prostitution as an effect of extreme poverty, PREDA builds through fair trade an improved income in rural areas. Rural depopulation, which often starts the cycle of poverty and drives the families into the slums of cities like Manila, can therefore be avoided. The Fair trade of PREDA and dwp gives new perspectives to the inhabitants of rural areas instead.
The Fair Trading cooperative society dwpeG maintains close contact to the team of PREDA for many years and is their most important partner within the German speaking part of Europe.
One example: The fair revenue of the fruits of one big mango tree covers the yearly costs for two schoolchildren, who therefore have a greater chance of obtaining an education and a dignified future. As the biggest buyer of fair traded mango products in Germany dwp contributes to the fact, that children can grow up protected within their families and they are able to achieve education and other benefits from PREDA.
Mango the goddess fruit
The Mango tree can spread its green branches up to 50 meters and is a fast growing tree in tropical countries of origin, where the plant is often assumed to have spiritual powers. Since time immemorial the people appreciate the delicious fruit with its high content of vitamins A and C. The golden yellow, almost fiber free fruits for our mango products ripen the natural way on the Philippine “carabao-mango tree” and are claimed to be the sweetest of their kind.
Small-scale producers plant young mango trees in waste land,the saplings are provided by Preda for free to benefit the farmers and the environment . From the ecological point of view this is a sensible idea, since it is possible that precious ecosystems for the flora and fauna, develop in the shadows of those mango trees. Soil erosion is prevented and birds and animals return to restore the ecological balance.
Harvest and processing
All mangos ripe the natural way without the application of spray chemicals or other chemical appliances. The pressure sensitive fruits are harvested only by hand, in order to maintain them The mangofarmers found a professional processor in Profood, who processes their fruits according to the highest international standards of hygiene. The socially active large-scale firm grants its own workers fair wages and substantial employee benefits, they also grant the buy-off of all the mango farmers harvest to fair prices. The small-scale farmers who own just few mango trees, can sell even their small fruits – which make up a third of the overall harvest – according to fair conditions. Small mangos build the delicious basis for mango mash and are therefore the starting product for many other delicious mango specialties by dwp and PREDA.
Mango cultivation with future
Through the first PREDA-exports of dried mangos to dwp in the early 1990’s a lot of mango farmers and their families converted to near-nature methods with the help of fair trade. Compost economy, crop combinations and natural ways of pest control don’t only save money for those artificial fertilizers and spray chemicals, but also contribute to the own health and ensure an intact environment.
The ever growing buying power and bigger amounts of Preda fair trade mangos bought by dwp and the other importers challenged a price-fixing cartel. The cartel members conspired together to beat down the price of mangos for many years. The engagement of fair traded mangos with dwp as its starter, created Fair Trade competition for the first time, Fair trade buying was able to increase the the prices of mangos for thousands of farmers no matter whether they deliver to fair trade partners like dwp or other commercial processors and traders. It’s a great economic success. PREDA uses parts of their income from the fair trade for the financial basis of their various social programs and their work for the human rights.
PREDA MANGO PRODUCT DISTRIBUTED BY DWP.
All mango products are free of antidegradant and are suitable for vegans.
Follow us into the Philippine rain forest with the fruity and fresh MangoMonkeys! The funny fruit gum monkeys are the successful product of the corporate campaign ³children in conflict with the law² by PREDA, Tatort and dwp.
Mango fruit bar
Fit through the day with the energy bars by dwp! We created two tropical flavors: mango-para nut and apple-mango.- cashew. The fruit bars contain mangos from PREDA and the para nuts are delivered by a cooperative from Peru. The used cane sugar is from Manduvira in Paraguay a delicious energy bar in snack form.
Mango coconut balls
A special blend out of mango and coco nut. Let yourself get excited about this unique treat in Europe or give them as a gift to good friends.
Dried mangos -variations
A successful story: Since 1992 approximately 5 million packs of dried mango have been sold by PREDA and dwp. Today they are the best selling products in world shops and other sellers of fair trade. They cannot be eradicated from those shops because of their link to successful children’s rights work.
As sweet ambassadors for children’s rights they grant like no other mango product thousands of families a secure income. Up to 1,2kg of fresh fruit comprise in a 100g pack of delicious mango stripes.
Mango, dried in stripes
The Philippine Carabao-mango, dried and sweetened with cane sugar. A unique yellow and famous all over the world for its aromatic taste our classical!
Dried mango unsweetened
Distinctive mango treat for nutrition aware people. The extra picked mangos are harvested once a year in the south of the Philippines on Mindanao in order to ensure the highest sweetness possible without extra sugar.
Green mangos, dried
A variation of our classical product: carabao mangos harvested green, refreshing and enjoyable sourly. Ideal as a snack and also a delicious energy giver.