FINCAMAR - Cooperativa Agrícola Marimonda Fincamar
Cultural integration and understanding plays a part in our daily lives. It is a way for people to teach and share things from the regions they come from. ”
Luis Jair Arias, member
It is was a great opportunity to use the cooperative's resources from the Fair Trade premium to achieve my dream of becoming a nurse. ”
The renovated drainage system ensures the success of the most recent planting and the regeneration of the next crop. ”
Horacio Durago, member
Gym Clothes for Neighboring Community Schools
Apart from programs to assist its own member community, Fincamar supports 150 school children in the rural community by providing them with school gym clothes.
School Uniforms, Supplies and Fees
The organization supports each member with basic education, uniforms and school supplies. At least 180 students benefitted from this program in 2010. Besides basic education for all of its members, Fincamar also covered the expenses for 14 students to receive higher education and training this same year.
Promoting Ethnic and Cultural Diversity and Awareness
Fincamar is an organization spread across various ethnic and cultural divides. In an effort to increase cultural understanding amongst members and their families, the organization hosted events to bring people together. In one year, over four hundred people were brought together from various cultures to participate in such gatherings.
Distribution of Funds to Members
The cooperative distributed funds to their members for home improvement and loan repayment. This will help members look to a brighter tomorrow and be proud of what their hard work is accomplishing.