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  • GROWING THE BANANAS
  • I grow for nine months in Ecuador
  • HOW MUCH DO I GET PAID?
  • I only get paid 6c but with fair trade I get $2.25 for every 1/2 kilogram
  • BANANA TRADING COMPANY
  • I am the only link between farmers and the outside world
  • I protect the trees during this time from damage caused by weather and insects
  • HOW MUCH DO I GET PAID?
  • I also drive a van to the port to deliver my bananas to ships
  • SHIPPING AND PACKAGING COMPANY
  • My company transports the boxes of bananas and ships.  The journey from Ecuador to NZ takes 3 weeks.  
  • I work to get a good price for the farmers bananas and to get cheaper shipping costs
  • HOW MUCH DO I GET PAID?
  • I buy pesticides, fertiliser, boxes and plastic sheeting in large amounts that farmers buy from me.
  • I get paid 6c without fair trade per banana
  • The bananas are sorted into different sizes. Some are weighed and priced to sell directly to big supermarkets.
  • Some bananas are sent to wholesalers (who sells to smaller shops)
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