MDG 1, 3 and 5. The Fairtrade premium funded projects which are implemented in various surrounding areas where producers sell their products on Fairtrade, give job opportunities to more rural people. This reduces poverty and hunger in their households. Men and women are working in these projects. Initially women were considered as people who can not contribute as men. Women have various roles to do at household level. The construction of rural clinics through Fairtrade premium money relieves women of travelling long distance for medication. More pregnant women are readily cared within their rural area compound. This improves maternal care.
MDG 2. Other producers in Malawi and other countries that sell their various products on Fairtrade deal have already almost achieved the Millennium Development Goals. The Fairtrade premium money is covering the school costs like fees and learning materials for the surrounding children. The premium money encourages Universal Primary Education.
MDG 4, 6, 7 and 8. Children in every society rely on elders’ protection. They have no say over whatever harm to them. The Fairtrade standards state more about the child protection on labour basis. More Fairtrade premium funded projects provide children with basic necessities like clinic in rural areas, clean and safe water as well others. Satemwa Tea is also a Malawian producer licensed to sell the product on Fairtrade deal. It was very impressing when Satemwa provided the surrounding community with treated mosquito nets bought through Fairtrade premium money. This encouraged more registered producers to combat on HIV/AIDs, malaria and other diseases. The Fairtrade standards encourage producers to develop more strategies to improve the sustainability of the environment. The standards also encourage unionization of workers to support and encourage partnership of all stakeholders in order to achieve all required developments for the betterment of the societies globally. The Fairtrade premium is the potential alternative to achieve all MDGs by 2015. However, other disadvantaged farmers in rural areas should be identified and mobilized to start selling their raw materials and products on Fairtrade deal for the sustainable economic status in all dimensions.