COAGRICSAL - Cooperativa Agrícola Cafetalera San Antonio
Donation of Medical Kits
The cooperative has used their Fair Trade premium to strengthen access to medical care throughout the community by donating medical kits to schools, churches, community centers and other organized groups upon request.
Women's Business Center
COAGRICSAL is implementing a project exclusively for women members and wives of members. The cooperative is creating a business center where women can create and sell crafts and other products to the community for an additional income.
New Coffee Dryers
The cooperative voted to invest Fair Trade premium in the purchase of two dryers which were desperately needed due to the high volume of coffee produced. With the addition of the new equipment COAGRICSAL is now able to dry its coffee at a much lower cost to producers and offer better quality coffee to buyers.
Fair Trade funds have also been invested in providing educational opportunities for cooperative members’ children. Scholarship funds have been created to encourage community youth to stay in school.