Aldea Global - Asociación Aldea Global Jinotega
“Thanks to Fair Trade certification, ALDEA GLOBAL is able to access greater market opportunities and recognition among roasters, importers, financial lenders, and other actors along the coffee supply chain.” ”
Warren Armstrong, General Manager
Thanks to the Fair Trade premium, ALDEA GLOBAL has created a network of technicians to work hands-on with members. These technicians not only assist members in increasing productivity, they also are verifying that members are complying with environmental, labor, and social standards.
ALDEA GLOBAL has used the premium to create a working capital fund for members. The fund is in the name of each member, like a savings account, so that if they were to leave the cooperative, they could withdraw their funds. However in the meantime, the capital increases the assets of the organization and opens up more opportunities with financial institutions so that they may be subject to credit and ultimately provide better services to members.