Patrick Kaberia is a tea farmer from Michimikuru in Kenya. He farms his own 2 hectare farm and also works for the Michimikuru Co-operative which supplies Fairtrade tea to Café Direct.

Patrick visited Suffolk in March 2016 at the invitation of the Fairtrade Foundation.  He addressed meetings and gatherings at all the active Fairtrade towns in the county and inspired us with his enthusiasm and commitment to Fairtrade.

Patrick’s visit inspired the towns he visited to set up the Suffolk Association of Fairtrade Towns so that we could improve our efforts to promote Fairtrade through co-operation and sharing of experiences.

We stay in touch with Patrick and, in recognition of the part he played in the formation of SAFT he agreed, in 2018, to become our patron.