COOPCAFER - Cooperativa Departamental Caficultores Risaralda
I'm very grateful with the cooperative and Fair Trade USA, because thanks to them I'm not contaminating the environment with the waters that come from my wet mill. ”
William Andrés Serna, member since 2006
Providing Basic Sanitation through Water
In the year 2013, a majority of Fair Trade USA’s premium funded the delivery and installation of tanks for the treatment of contaminates generated during the production of coffee. This system helps avoid other crops in the area from becoming damaged. So far, this program has benefitted 113 producer members.
Coffe Production Improvements
COOPCAFER has invested in additional farming inputs, better washing areas, and improved infrastructure. This project has reduced defects of 200 partners that did not have adequate wet milling facilities and contributed to productivity and quality increases.
Healthcare for All
Fair Trade premium funds were also used towards increasing basic healthcare in the County of Risaralda. So far, this project has benefit a total of 2145 patients- including producer members and their family members in all areas of health- general medicine, optometrists, and dentists.