A Covid-19 update from our community

Posted at 18 October 2020

The past months have surely been among the most challenging times in the history of FairMail as a social enterprise, but most of all as a family. Despite one of the earliest and strictest lockdowns in Latin America, the deep inequality of Peru’s health system, high levels of informal economic activity, and corruption have contributed […]

FairMail and FairTrade Scotland announce partnership

Posted at 27 April 2020

Life can be full of surprises. What if we tell you that everything happened by pure chance? FairMail director Federica was in line at Lima airport to board her plane back to Italy when she met Fair Trade Scotland Director Eve Broadis. The two stood in line for 15 minutes together and the idea of […]

Tags: Cards shops stores partnership UK Scotland retail sales

When a pandemic hits the lower rungs of society

Posted at 20 April 2020

What FairMail is doing and how you can support FairMail teenagers’ families It was clearly just a matter of time before COVID-19 spread to South America and Peru. On Monday March 16, President Vizcarra has addressed the nation declaring the state of emergency and implementing a set of preventive measures to avoid the spread of […]

Tags: Peru fairmail cards pandemic

Julissa and Kzannier: chronicles from a European tour

Posted at 1 July 2019

As many of you probably already know, Julissa and Kzannier visited Germany and Italy for 3 weeks in April and May. This trip was part of the biennial tours that FairMail organizes in Europe to promote our activities and raise awareness of our mission. We were overwhelmed by the hospitality, the kindness and the generosity […]

Celebrating Women Leaders in the WFTO community

Posted at 8 March 2019

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, and inspired by the WFTO campaign on #womenleaders, we interviewed FairMail Peruvian managers Anidela Rios Pizan (21) and Angeles Acevedo Bobadilla (22) to gain a better insight of what being a young woman leader in Peru really means. As a women-owned and led social enterprise, we are […]

Tags: Empowerment, Fairtrade, Growth, International Women's Day, IWD, Social impact, Wfto, Womenleaders

A special guest from Brazil

Posted at 28 January 2019

On Saturday (28/01) we had a special guest from Brazil. Professor Edson Sadao Iizuka from the Management Department of the “Centro Universitário FEI of São Paolo is conducting a research study on social enterprises based in South America that operate on an international level. He’s traveling across the continent to gain a first-hand experience on […]

Tags: Fairtrade, Social enterprise

FairMail recruiting process – how does it work?

Posted at 16 January 2019

Three new photographers have recently joined FairMail – you’ll get to know them soon! –  and one of the questions that we are most frequently asked is about the recruiting process. How does it work? Where do we take the photographers? How do we decide who enters FairMail? With this blog post we’ll walk you […]

Tags: Peru, Photographers


Posted at 30 December 2018

Every year, FairMail recognizes one photographer who has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty by naming him/her Photographer of the Year. The election of the Photographer of the Year usually takes place on the last class of the year and it is done through anonymous voting. Every member of FairMail votes for […]

Tags: Peru, Photographer of the year, Photographers, Teenagers

Ethical Secret Santa

Posted at 18 December 2018

Christmas is around the corner and this year we decided to give a little twist to our Amigo Secreto (Secret Santa) gift-exchange tradition. Although in FairMail we have always tried to avoid the trap of consumerism, we realize that excessive consumption has a momentous impact on our planet, and to put it simply, we don’t […]

Tags: Christmas, Huanchaco, Peru, Photographers

Gabriel’s success story: from the streets to professional photographer

Posted at 10 October 2018

We are often asked what the teenagers do when they leave FairMail and how we keep track of their progress. This is the story of Gabriel, undoubtedly one of FairMail’s most talented photographers. He was 14 years old when he joined FairMail, living in a local boy home. Last December Gabriel turned 19 and therefore […]

Tags: Juan_gabriel, Photographers, Teennagers