Where are fair and ethical makers?

Where are fair and ethical makers? The first challenge you face when planning to source from fair and ethical makers is to find them. Why are they difficult to locate? Where should I look for them?  After many years of importing from Africa, I still face these challenges regularly.  The increased world-wide connectivity helps but […]

How to build resilience when you feel stressed

I build resilience and that is why I achieve something in unfamiliar situations like when I stood a little puzzled in the Sweet Cake shop in Dili biggest shopping plaza. I see a sausage poking out of a twisted bun but I expected everything to be sweet. Fresh in the country with only a few […]

Stuck with an unexpected import bill – 4 tips for less financial risk

They trucked the crate elsewhere for fumigation because it was too large for airport facilities. The banana leaves inside were a definite no-no.  It took me some time to recoup this unexpected $1,200 fumigation import bill.   So why banana leaves after four perfect imports? I source direct from small cooperatives and the crate contained […]

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