COCAFCAL - Cooperativa Cafetalera Las Capucas
COCAFCAL (Cooperativa Cafetalera Las Capucas) is located in western Honduras, in the buffer zone of the Celaque National Park–a cloud forest containing the country’s highest mountain. The organization represents an estimated 12 communities from the municipalities of San Pedro and Corquin in Copan. Together, they work to promote the sustainable development of their local economy through programs offered to members and their families on financial management, technical assistance, production and quality, and marketing. Their primary objectives are to reduce poverty and to increase the standard of living for their community. Their development programs have benefited approximately 5,000 people in Las Capucas and surrounding regions. The organization’s General Assembly has 10 members, nine of which are women. The General Assembly manages the democratic use of the Fair Trade premium.
We are very pleased to have a permanent doctor and medical supplies in our local health center. Everyone in the community benefits from it. In the past, it was too difficult to have medical attention because we are located in a rural area. ”
José Omar Rodríguez Romero, Member