This is Daleen, in 2004 she finished secondary school in the Eastern cape, South Africa. Unable to fund any further education she began working at the Van Rhyn vineyard, which is the vineyard which supplies Waitrose with the South African Fairtrade merlot grape.
"Whilst working at Van Rhyn I have used my spare time to learn computer and administrative skills. Using these skills I hope to gain a more senior position on the farm so that I can support my son through his education in the future" Daleen Marianna Hendricks, Eastern Cape
Through the Fairtrade premium, sales of this wine enable employees such as Daleen in South Africas Eastern Cape to secure a better future for herself and her family.