Leah, Flower Farm Worker, Kenya
It would be safe to say that Leah is house proud. She is one of the first workers at Panda Flowers in Kenya to own her own house
She beams with pride on her doorstep. "On my own, I would never have had the money to do this," she says. "It was my dream to build a house to call my own."
The cost of rent and the difficulties of land ownership make housing a big worry for agricultural workers in developing countries. By using the Fairtrade premium, the workers at Panda could save up to buy small plots, and then build their houses. Before, says Leah, "You are always fearing the landlor's knock. But paying back on the loan on your house is more friendly".
The next step for Leah and the others is to save up to get electricity and water connected to their homes.