The Unión de Cooperativas Agropecuarias de Servicios Unidos de Mancotal (UCASUMAN) was founded June 20, 2001 in Jinotega, Nicaragua. It is a union of cooperatives formed by small male and female coffee producers, commercializing organic and conventional coffee for exportation. Several producers also harvest basic grains and raise cows for lactose products, all in efforts to gain higher incomes and generate a better standard of living for workers, their families and community. UCASUMAN primarily works to export coffee into international markets and in doing so has provided much impact for their community through investments and trainings for their economic and social development initiatives, made possible with Fair Trade premium funds.
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