I thought this was an interesting article about how Americans can help support small-businesses in poor countries that actually pay their workers a living wage:
Catholic Relief Services this week kicked off a campaign to encourage an estimated 65 million U.S. Roman Catholics to buy coffee sold at living-wage prices by small-farmer cooperatives, especially in Latin America. The coffee is available via the Internet through the Interfaith Coffee Program of Equal Exchange.
The article lists a few other organizations and groups that are doing this. I am not particularly interested in any of the products mentioned, but for those who are, here is a way for you to actually help workers in developing countries instead of the big corporations that could care less about providing adequate wages for working class folks.