Canaan Palestine olive oil producer from the village of “Alaraqa”
DIGNITY THROUGH SELF-RELIANCE
Abu Saleh, who worked as a construction worker up until 2001, says that he knows what humiliation is and this is why he is determined to give his children something precious, something they can hold on to, and a land that can sustain them with dignity.
He is not your typical farmer nor is he your average guy in the street. Underneath his cheerful personality is a thoughtful man who is defying social and political limitations by raising his kids, particularly his daughters, in a way that allows them to be self-reliant. This is why he says he loves fair trade principles that Canaan operates under. “When I was a construction worker I felt like a slave but today I am in charge of my own life and I teach my children to be independent so they do not suffer like I did.”