Producer Profiles

Beneficio Santa Rosa SA

The small-scale coffee farmers of Santa Rosa de Copan have worked independently for most of their lives. Now, with support from Beneficio Santa Rosa and Fair Trade USA, these farmers are working together to implement sustainable farming practices, improve farming and processing techniques, and invest in their community.

Beneficio Santa Rosa, which serves as the Market Access Partner for 140 independent smallholders in the region, has many years of experience in Fair Trade. They currently export coffee from Fair Trade cooperatives and have facilitated hundreds of thousands of dollars in Fair Trade premiums for smallholder coffee farmers across Honduras. It is now partnering with independent farmers from the Cruz Alta and El Trigo communities in the departments of Santa Rosa de Copan and Lempira to improve coffee quality and bring the benefits of Fair Trade to far more people.
 

Quotable

“Fair trade is an opportunity for us, women. Fair Trade is also an opportunity to support coffee production. The certification process allows us to improve our lives, our families, and the community. We, farmers, must do our part: complying with the standards. This will allow us to sell coffee at better prices. ”  

Paoloa Desire Sanchez

Programs

Connecting

Together, and with the help of Fair Trade USA, the farmers of Beneficio Santa Rosa have excelled so immensely that they are now partnering with independent farmers in the Cruz Alta and El Trigo communities to expand their business, improve the quality of their coffee, and most importantly, bring the benefits of Fair Trade USA to far more people.