AGUADAS - Cooperativa de Caficultores de Aguadas Pipinta
I am grateful to the cooperative and Fair Trade USA that supported me to install septic systems- it allows me to manage wastewater well and prevent polluting the creek ”
Jose Raul Franco Gallego, AGUADAS member
With the computer I have also able to accounting for the farm and be a support for the family ”
Duberney Flórez Monsalve
I am very happy to receive help for kitchen improvement. It has helped improved the conditions of life for my family and better hygiene there which decreases the risk of disease ”
Luz Seneida Bedoya Ramírez
Aguadas used Fair Trade premiums to finance an installation of several septic systems- of which benefit 40 producers. Each system was delivered completely installed and included the necessary bacteria to maintain normal micro floral levels for 8 months. These tanks are necessary so the residue from coffee processes avert contaminating local water sources.
Fair Trade premiums were used to improve kitchens for producer members and their families. These housing updates are intended to improve the conditions of life of the coffee family and generate alternatives that contribute to gender equality. So far, 60 associates have benefit from this project.