COOFACI - Agricultores Familiares do Território do Caparaó
Consultants for Financial Improvements
COOFACI hired a consultant for three months to reform the organization's financial system. The consultant taught members how to use Excel spreadsheets and other finance related resouces.
New Technologies and Technicians Hired
The cooperative constructed a computer lab for one of COOFACI's elected affiliated associations and purchased two depulping machines for two other affiliates. With Fair Trade premium funds, COOFACI was able to hire four technicians to tend to the maintenance of their newly acquired technical equipment.
New Office and Store Construction
COOFACI voted to invest Fair Trade premium funds in the construction of a new office and community store.