Producer Profiles

CCT - Cooperativa Café Timor

CCT health clinics are mostly frequented by pregnant women and/or women with infants. Fair Trade Premiums fund this program.
Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT) was founded in the wake of the destruction of much of East Timor after it gained independence from Indonesia in 1999. In 2000, a group of farmers, in an attempt to successfully market their coffee internationally, united to form CCT. Today, the organization has grown to include 21,553 members in 18 basic geographic groups, and 444 small-scale farmer groups growing coffee on small blocks totaling 26,352 hectares of land. CCT obtained Fair Trade certification from Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) in 2001.
 

Quotable

The availability of professional health care services in our village has saved the lives of many of our children and their mothers.  

Mr. Duarte do Carno

The CCT finds the Fair Trade Premium to be very helpful to the cooperative business at times when the indicator prices for coffee worldwide are very low.  

Sisto Moniz Piedade, CCT General Manager