Fairtrade America: Minneapolis mural featuring Johnny, a banana farmer
Fairtrade America is thrilled to share the story of Johnny Gabriel Navas Aquim, a banana farmer from Ecuador, through the artwork of Reggie LeFlore in collaboration with the Twin Cities Co-op Partners’ (TCCP) Wedge Co-op in Minneapolis!
This mural is located at the Wedge Co-op, 2105 Lyndale Ave South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55405.
There are a lot of stereotypes when it comes to farming, and Johnny Gabriel Navas Aquim is breaking many of them!
In many Fairtrade commodities, farming is seen as a dead-end. One filled with back-breaking labor where you can work your whole life and struggle to make a profit. Because unfair trading practices are the norm – this is often true.
But Johnny refuses to let that be his reality. He is a 26-year-old, third-generation, small-scale banana farmer in Ecuador and a member of the Fairtrade-certified AsoGuabo Cooperative.
|Fulfillment Type||Fair Trade Education|
|Resource Type||Educational Activities & Curricula, Outreach, Event & Tabling Materials|