KOPEPI KETIARA - Koperasi Kopepi Ketiara
"Through Fair Trade, we are able to empower women both in our cooperative and in our community. Women are not only raising children and providing meals for the family at home, but they are also now able to get a higher education, a higher position in the community, and are more respected by men." ”
Lucia Lie, EXPORT & SALES MANAGER
Members of KETIARA voted to use the premium to purchase and distribute nutritional necessities such as rice. This is particularly critical for members outside of the harvest season, when there is less source of income and therefore capacity to purchase food staples.
In order to participate and promote the cooperative in various media, including online, and at industry events, such as SCAA trade show, KETIARA uses the premium to offset some of these costs.
KETIARA has created a fund to lend capital to members that are in need. The fund also serves to provide bonuses for workers.
Productivity & Quality
KETIARA invested the premium in distributing organic fertilizers to members, training and education regarding plant health, best practices for organic production, and various machine procurements including for the cupping lab.