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.
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.
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.