El Antojo - Plantaciones Churido Finca El Antojo
I am very grateful that I now have access to credit so I can improve my home. This is a great benefit and my entire family's quality of life has improved. I hope Fair Trade lasts for a long time! ”
Leoncio Bonilla, El Antojo worker
I am very happy with our company and Fair Trade. Thanks to them, I now have a home to share with my family. ”
Breydis Rangel Campo, El Antojo worker
The Muñoz-Agudelo family is very grateful for the opportunity to get a loan so we can buy a plot of land and build our home. Our lives improved the moment we had a place to rest and share as a family. It will be a place for my daughters to grow up in. I hope many other workers get to experience this joy I feel. ”
Blanca Agudelo Marín, Worker
Small Business Loans
El Antojo has allocated Fair Trade premiums for a low-interest small business loan program. This low- interest program has helped families start convenience stores, hair salons, clothing outlets and other small business ventures.
Environmental Community Outreach
Fair Trade premiums are protecting local forests through El Antojo’s community outreach program. El Antojo funds and develops environmental awareness campaigns, maintains parks and recreational areas, and coordinates recreational activities, such as community soccer leagues.
El Antojo’s Joint Body boasts that an estimated 97 percent of workers have benefited from the scholarship program funded by Fair Trade premiums. Whether to finish elementary school, high school, technical school or an associate degree, El Antojo workers are encouraged to continue their education to improve their future.