COMUCAP - Coordinadora de Mujeres Campesinas de La Paz
Thanks to COMUCAP I have been able to educate my three children. My first daughter is working for COMUCAP as a facilitator to train the all-female members in creating an environment of independence and sustainability within their families ”
Francisca Sanchez, Producer
COMUCAP used part of the premium to make a loan payment with the Banco de Occidente. Fair Trade contributes to a cooperative’s ability to borrow capital from financial institutions.
Productivity & Quality
Premium investments allowed COMUCAP to purchase materials and pay for much-needed repairs to roasting and threshing equipment. COMUCAP also bought organic fertilizer, and conducted workshops in food security, coffee traceability, and understanding the rights of women.
COMUCAP was able to attend market linkage-focused events such as SCAA with the help of the premium. The cooperative was also able to pay part-time workers, whom are particularly necessary during harvest season.