COCASAM - Cooperativa de Caficultores Sanmarqueña
Fair Trade assures us competitive and fair prices in the cooperative and eliminates the intermediaries who cannot compete with our organization. ”
Ramon Antonio Corrales
Thanks to the projects the cooperative has completed from stable Fair Trade prices, we have been able to reconstruct the hopper and stacks in the wet-milling process of my coffee. ”
Maria Antonia Estrada
Easing School Accessibility for Kids
COCASAM financially supports the local education system by providing incentives for children living in rural areas to stay in school. The cooperative uses Fair Trade revenue to purchase school supplies, provide transportation and award academic excellence scholarships to low-income children.
Dry Milling Machinery Project
In 2007, COCASAM finalized a project they began three years prior. With Fair Trade revenues, the cooperative successfully financed machinery for dry milling comprised of a threshing machine, elevators, hoppers, a metric density classifier and a manual sorting belt.