Ismond Monrose, St. Lucia
Ismond grows bananas in the beautiful hills of St. Lucia known as the Pitons. He took over the small, six-acre farm from his father about 20 years ago, and is extremely committed to Fairtrade. He gets a fixed price for every crate of bananas he supplies, helping him provide for his family and plan for the future. In addition, for each box of bananas, Fairtrade ensures $1 goes to his community to fund improvements and encourage farmers to diversify into alternative ways of generating income.