CAC San Juan del Oro - Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera
Committee for the Development of Women (CODEMU)
Female cooperative members formed the Committee for the Development of Women (CODEMU) to develop programs promoting women empowerment and the understanding of gender issues. The creation of the committee sparked a sense of leadership and self-confidence amongst women.
Agricultural Practices Training
A workshop titled "Training in Cooperative Agricultural Practices" was held January 24-27, 2006 for all cooperative members. The workshop provided technical assistance on coffee cultivation and proper agricultural practices. More workshops have since then taken form.
Construction of Wet Mill and Bridges
The cooperative constructed a centralized wet mill for 95 members in the Pampas de Moho region. The new plant has a capacity of 300 quintals per year. The co-op is also providing funds to fix several community roads and construct new bridges connecting remote farms.
Classroom Furnishings and Scholarships
The cooperative purchased carpets and blackboards for classrooms with Fair Trade premiums. Also, each year the cooperative offers several scholarships for children to attend school, plus an additional course on organic agriculture.