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CAC La Prosperidad - Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Prosperidad de Chirinos

Vegetable seedlings started producing
Production and consumption of guinea pigs
Coffee cupping training
The Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera La Prosperidad de Chirinos (CAC La Prosperidad) is a cooperative located in the Andean province of San Ignacio in northeastern Peru. In 1968, a group of 35 small-scale farmers with a strong desire to foster social change and achieve economic self-sufficiency founded CAC La Prosperidad.

Today, cooperative members consider La Prosperidad to be a pillar of economic vitality for their community. It has over 520 active members and growing. Coffee production is the primary activity in this region, providing over 90 percent of the population's income. On average, the members of the La Prosperidad cooperative own 2.7 hectares of land, and most of the labor is provided by family members. Each family also grows vegetables and other crops for consumption.
 

Programs

Diversification

PROSPERIDAD invested $4,183.86 in premium in food security.

Increased Production Quality

LA PROSPERIDAD invested $90,318.24 of the premium in fertilizers, managing demonstrative plots, managing coffee and vegetable seedlings, and in their roasted and ground coffee business within Peru.

Financial Assistance

$250,913.71 of the premium went towards investment of assets, worker and savings fund, capital fund, and second payment to producers.