CAC Pangoa - Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa
With the Fair Trade Price, we hope to increase our organic production so we can improve and conserve our soil and as a result, increase our productivity. With increased revenues from Fair Trade sales, we plan to improve all technical aspects of our production. ”
Esperanza Castillo, General Manager
PANGOA set aside $8,000 of the premium in 2014 for members that require medical attention when they are sick. Preventive health is not common in PANGOA’s community, so that normally when someone gets sick, they do not have anywhere to go. Members receive access to this $600 each if they have submitted 80% of their production to the cooperative, benefiting a total of 485 members.
Drying Station Maintenance
Keeping processing facilities in great working conditions can get expensive. CAC Pangoa improved its drying facility (fixed corrugated iron sheets, fencing, and netting) to allow members to work even if it rains.
In order to offer competitive prices, PANGOA paid members an additional $34,301 with the premium to improve the price received.