PAOLT - Productores Agrícolas Orgánicos La Trinidad
I am proud I have fulfilled my dream of owning a business. Now I can support my family. ”
Jeny Ramirez, PRODUCER
PAOLT provided subsidized health insurance to the coffee farmers and their families of Trinidad municipality. This program, facilitated by local leaders, used group interaction to increase awareness and knowledge of health insurance benefits. This also allowed PAOLT’s members to be able to choose for treatment at a private facility if for example the availability of medicines was a problem at public facilities.
PAOLT has successfully increased farmers' share of the price received for the coffee. One of its Fair Trade premium expenditures include second payment for producer members so that they may receive additional needed income to reinvest it in their own farms.