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.
Housing Bonus for Long-Term Members
SAPRIET rewards workers who have been members for over 7 years with a housing bonus between $USD 100 and $USD 4,000. This housing bonus can be used for the construction or improvement of their homes.