COSAGUAL - Cooperativa de Servicios Agropecuarios Gualcinse
The cooperative movement has been a base so that producers see the importance of being organized. Being organized has allowed us to solve many problems and address the needs of members. ”
Marcos Morales, Administrative Director
“Fair Trade guarantees COSAGUAL members a fixed minimum price for their coffee. Fair
Marcos Morales, SOCIAL PROJECT COORDINATOR
Productivity and Quality Investment
COSAGUAL invested 70% of their Fair Trade premium in improving the productivity of their cooperative and the quality of their coffee. They purchased machines in the drying process to create a higher quality coffee and more consistency across producers coffee.
The general assembly voted to spend 30% of their Fair Trade premium on a number of different social programs. They set aside money for scholarships for students, medicine for the local clinic, money to donate to a local institution to help homeless families, money to donate to a local sports team to purchase uniforms and equipment, and they also supported the reconstruction of a local historical monument.