Fondo Paez Asociación Kwe'sx Uma Kiwe Peykajn Mjinxisa
Fondo Paez as a cooperative of small farmers, providing economic opportunity to indigenous farmers through higher prices and productive services. The organization of small farmers has been recognized for its high-quality coffees. The cooperative is currently developing seed conservation and food security initiatives to further support members. Approximately 75 percent of Fondo Paez’ family farms are certified organic and they organization is already helping many more families transition to organic production methods.
Fair Trade has been very important to my small organization. It has given us recognition in the supply chain without losing our identity, and a higher market value. At the individual level, it has helped us share our story with the consumers who purchase and enjoy our coffee. ”
Yuridia Pillimue- Commercial Manager, Asociacion F