Luis HellerAdministration and Human Resources ManagerAllpa SAC
Luis is a board member of WFTO,WFTO LA and a member of the International Fair Trade Town Steering Committee. Before Allpa, Luis worked in the corporate world as an Administrator for many years.
Working in Allpa for 13 years and working in WFTO and WFTO-LA has made Luis aware of the struggle that a Fair Trade organization goes thru to be more modern, efficient and more socially responsible in order to get closer to the producer/artisans, clients and colleagues.
It is hard work done with a team effort approach: sharing ideas of innovation, following the principles of our organization WFTO, and the commitment to provide high quality products to our customers from the Fair Trade or conventional market.
Luis accepted the position in WFTO LA and with the WFTO Board to learn more from the movement and bring new ideas to it. Luis relishes the work in Fair Trade Towns, and now on the International Fair Trade Towns Steering Committee, as a challenge to make our region and the global organization closer and unify the organization’s objectives. The regions have different particularities, which make each region unique; but at the end, there is only one main Objective: to make Fair Trade and Fair Trade Towns globally stronger.
Our job in the global south, in this case LA, is to bring the position of producers and artisans to the table of progress and integration of North and South. Fair Trade is a global movement, not north and south separate; but, one social movement.