“Zatoun is Palestine in a bottle”
Fair Trade Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Soap
Our Partners in Canada
has made a recommendation to member congregations to buy Zatoun Olive Oil from Palestine. The Toronto Conference includes 160 congregations from Greater Toronto north to Owen Sound.
To quote from the recommendation:
Loans from friends and partners
Zatoun is very pleased to announce that we have received loans from friends and partners who want to help ensure Zatoun's continued success and viability. The funds are used to bridge purchases of oil and production between present and future orders. Zatoun needs to seek help of friends as Zatoun distributes the majority of its proceeds to support agricultural or educational initiatives.
Fair trade practices require the oil to be paid for at time of order. The lag to receiving payment from our customers can be up to 6-8 months. Your help in paying quickly as possible is much appreciated.
HELP! Looking for partners to finance new order!
Do you know of a social justice or political action committee than can provide funds to public initiatives? If so Zatoun, can use your help!
As Zatoun grows and develops - sums needed grow as well. The challenge of Fair Trade is to bridge one purchase to the next as the entire order is paid for immediately. Zatoun does not built a "reserve" or surplus with which to buy as it donates 100% of proceeds. Also it can take as much as 8-12 months to collect the revenue from oil sales.
Zatoun is looking for loans (preferably zero or low interest) to help pay for the next order.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a lead or can provide an introduction.