Maya Vinic - Unión de Productores Maya Vinic
Trucks and Computers
The cooperative purchased trucks and computers with Fair Trade premiums to improve production, quality and management.
The cooperative's premium funds provide scholarships to high school students. When possible, each student receives 1,000 pesos per month.
Investments in Infrastructure
The cooperative elected to invest Fair Trade premium funds in the construction of office space in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas. They purchased land in this region for this purpose and will also build a storage warehouse for all members to use.
Organic Production Program
Fair Trade funds paid for a technical assessment of the cooperative’s farms to judge capacity for organic production. Some farms have switched to organic production while others are in transition.