AGUADAS - Cooperativa de Caficultores de Aguadas Pipinta
I encourage people to purchase Fair Trade coffee because doing so means that our children can be educated in better schools and have better health. We seek a better life for our members, and Fair Trade has helped us do that. ”
Blanca Doris Lopez C., cooperative secretary
The cooperative provides technical assitance for soil examinations to help members increase their quality and productivity.
A Spectrum of Services
The organization has been able to make a variety of investments in its productive capacity thanks to the Fair Trade premium. These investments include the construction of a dry mill, seeds and coffee trees purchases, pest control, organic certification fees, construction of a water treatment plant, self-sufficiency trainings, greenhouses for coffee drying, road repairs, community aqueducts and product transportation, amongst others.
AGUADAS offers university scholarships to members' children and supports local schools.