SAPRIET - Sociedad Agrícola Prieto
Affordable Health Program
SAPRIET improved the living conditions of its workers and their families by implementing a health program in the community of Buenavista at low prices. Workers now have permanent access to a well equipped dispensary, extended operation hours, medical insurance for workers and families, and a dental center.
Portions of the Fair Trade premium are used as a "worker bonus" for permanent employees. In a single year, the worker bonus meant an additional payment of $USD 40 per month over the minimum wage.
The General Assembly organized a day of "Olympic Games" for all farm workers, employees and their relatives. This community event aimed to integrate and create greater social ties between workers, community members and other enterprises.