I grow for nine months in Ecuador I protect the trees during this time from damage caused by weather and insects
Banana trading company
I am the only link between the farmer and the outside world and I work to get a good price for the farmers bananas and cheaper shipping costs.
Shipping and packaging company
I transport the bananas in ships, the journey takes 3 weeks from Ecuador to NZ. Bananas ripe in our workshop, and are sorted into different sizes. They are sold directly to a supermarket or to a wholesaler.
How much do I get paid? I only get paid 6c but with fair trade I get $2.25 for every 1/2 kilogram
I get boxes of of ripe bananas from the packaging company and sell them to fruit shops, market stalls and supermarkets.
How much do I get paid? I get paid 6c
How much do I get paid? I get paid 18c
How much do I get paid? I get paid 12c
How much do I get paid? I get paid 18c per banana
I sell bananas that are ready to eat in my shop or market stall.