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CAC La Prosperidad - Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Prosperidad de Chirinos

CAC La Prosperidad (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Prosperidad de Chirinos) is a cooperative located in the Andean province of San Ignacio in northeastern Peru. In 1968, a group of 35 small-scale farmers with a strong desire to foster social change and achieve economic self-sufficiency founded CAC La Prosperidad. Coffee production is the primary activity in this region, providing over 90 percent of the population's income. Today, cooperative members consider CAC La Prosperidad to be a pillar of economic vitality for their community.

Today, cooperative members consider La Prosperidad to be a pillar of economic vitality for their community. It has over 672 active members and growing. Coffee production is the primary activity in this region, providing over 90 percent of the population's income. On average, the members of the La Prosperidad cooperative own 2.7 hectares of land, and most of the labor is provided by family members. Each family also grows vegetables and other crops for consumption.