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  • #16
    Originally posted by Jonathon View Post
    Firstly, as I'm originally Irish (as well as now Australian) I can assure you I'm not colonial in any way.
    An Australian of Irish background? I'm afraid that makes you a 'convict' like the rest of us

    Good response!

    Flynn (with some Irish blood in there somewhere along with English and Spanish)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
      An Australian of Irish background?

      Flynn (with some Irish blood in there somewhere along with English and Spanish)
      And I'm a Flynn too. (On Mother's side)

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      • #18
        There comes a point at which you can probably say that something is, objectively, patronising as all hell.

        Saying that "Africans" doing skilled work is unusual enough to warrant specific comment is pretty close...

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        • #19
          My nickname isn't related to my part-Irish heritage. It was a school yard nickname and not attributable to any 'prowess' of my Tasmanian namesake unfortunately.

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          • #20
            I love this faircrack incentive. Actually putting products in Co-operatives/ farmers hands is far more beneficial than any of the other fair trade programs I have seen. They just spend their majority on marketing and trying to make attention. This faircrack idea bypasses so many greedy hands!

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            • #21
              Bente just sent this video of the pulpers that FairCrack purchased in June.

              Grab yourself a cup of Tanzanian coffee, put your feet up and watch this 15 minute clip.

              CoffeeSnobs FairCrack - 9 Pulpers for 9 villages on Kilimanjaro - YouTube

              Thank-you Bente for the amazing job you do on the ground, we could never help like this without you.

              Well done CoffeeSnobs everywhere!

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              • #22
                Good stuff, really really enjoying the Tanzanian beans!

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                • #23
                  Awesome Andy, what's also really amazing is there isn't a corporate CS car, computer, office or any other money guzzling
                  bits 'n pieces of 'administrative' bling.
                  Just 9 new machines and a stack of very happy and friendly looking people.

                  You and your family should be very proud.
                  The whole Faircrack project happens through your inspiration, compassion, humility and leadership.

                  I wish there was a way we could sponsor you to visit and meet these wonderful people.

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                  • #24
                    Yeah, I love that we CoffeeSnobs everywhere and Bente can make this happen without any admin overheads.

                    Sponsor a visit? Nice thought, thanks but no thanks. I'll get there one day (retirement maybe), at the moment I'm happier that we are doing good things and look forward to seeing the next project come together.

                    My only complaint is that a "funny cat video" can get a million hits on YouTube and something like FairCrack struggles to get a couple of hundred. I wish good stuff would go viral... the world could be a better place if more companies followed this model and created their own FairCrack to give something back. Can you imagine what Kelloggs could do with 50c a packet of cereal or even Lion Nathan with 50c a slab a beer or Coca cola pooled two cents for every can of coke sold?

                    It's time that responsible companies big, small and micro pulled their fingers out and told their shareholders "This is what's going to happen and it won't cost you enough to notice".

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Andy View Post
                      My only complaint is that a "funny cat video" can get a million hits on YouTube and something like FairCrack struggles to get a couple of hundred. I wish good stuff would go viral... the world could be a better place if more companies followed this model and created their own FairCrack to give something back.
                      Well if you can't beat 'em.......I'd be happy to buy Bente a cat.......or two?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
                        Well if you can't beat 'em.......I'd be happy to buy Bente a cat.......or two?
                        I hope you aren't thinking civet cat a la kopi luwak


                        I wish good stuff would go viral...
                        It certainly deserves it but I doubt google or youtube would get many search requests for info about pulpers on coffee farms in Tanzania.

                        more companies followed this model
                        Large companies do such as the "pink" sponsorship deal. Unfortunately we can't be sure all the money promised actually makes it to the charities they claim to support.

                        This faircrack idea bypasses so many greedy hands!
                        True but we also need to know that Faircrack is a small scale operation. Think of the logistics of running large scale charities like the Red Cross. These would require large numbers of full time employees hence high admin costs. It is the people who operate at the top of the hierarchies of these charitable organisations that we most suspect of rorting but I wouldn't assume that such people all are being paid exorbitant sums for work they don't really perform.
                        Last edited by flynnaus; 6 November 2013, 10:27 AM.

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