1st May, this year perfectly on a Monday. I hope you had a good time last night and enjoy the long weekend!
The Labour Day or International Worker’s Day is for me the occasion to have a look at the working conditions of the coffee producers
German Coffee Consumers:
- Reject child labor in the farming countries (55 %)
- Want a high level of awareness for the natural habitats of humans and animals (48 %)
- Are interested in good working conditions for coffee farmers (31 %) and
- Want more transparency about their living conditions locally (30 %)
How does it really look locally?
Coffee is a very work-intense product, which makes little profit in the production countries, especially in the beginning of the production chain.
- Bad Salery
- In Guatemala, a day laborer gets 36 quetzales for the picking of 4 crates full of coffee cherries. That is about 3 € for 100 pounds.
- This is what a perennial worker can pick in only one day to effort money for enough food.
- Many workers on coffee plantations live in extreme poverty and suffer from malnutrition.
- Child labor in 2010: