CAC La Prosperidad - Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Prosperidad de Chirinos
Today, cooperative members consider La Prosperidad to be a pillar of economic vitality for their community. It has over 520 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.
Fair Trade has allowed us to support our children’s education, improve our standard of living, produce high quality coffee and better manage our natural resources. ”
New Equipment and Maintenance
CAC La Prosperidad maintains coffee processing facilities by purchasing de-pulping machines and regularly upgrading its coffee storage warehouse and wet processing plant.
Revolving Microcredit Fund
CAC La Prosperidad Cooperative established a revolving microcredit fund for its members.
Mill Run by Women
The cooperative established a local roasting and milling business, all run by women.