In 2006, ASOCHAJUL was heavily indebted with over $1.5 million to repay. The directors and members of the cooperative came together and collectively decided that future premiums would be used to pay off the debt that they had accumulated over the years. In 2011, the cooperative was able to successfully pay off its debt using the premiums received from the sale of their fair trade coffee. This year, ASOCHAJUL is coming together in mid-August to decide on the future allocations of next season's premiums. There are plans in the mix to create incentive programs to help motivate members to increase their own production and overall efficiency.