Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The cost of a Valentine's rose - poor Kenyan workers on £30 a month - The Daily Mirror

From www.mirror.co.uk 

The Daily Mirror published on February 13 an article on the conditions of workers on flower farms in the Naivasha region of Kenya.  

"Across Britain romantic couples are often bunches of red roses for Valentine's Day, but we uncover the true sacrifice behind the romance. The flower cutter clasps a Valentine’s Day rose in her scratched hand with a look of disgust. For this mum of two it’s not a romantic symbol of love but a reminder of the grinding toil for which she is paid barely £1 a day." In a farm that has been Fairtrade certified.

Read further the article of the Daily Mirror

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