Producer Profiles

COCASJOL - Cooperativa Agropecuaria Cafetalera San Jose

Cooperativa Agropecuaria Cafetalera San Jose (COCASJOL), which may also be referred to as Café Colinas, is a coffee cooperative in San Jose de Colinas, Honduras which aims to improve the social, economic, educational and cultural conditions of their members and community. They work to augment their production and productivity in a sustainable manner, strengthening their benefit programs and entering into organic and conventional international markets. They are proud to be a part of the cooperative movement that stimulates savings, investments, diversification and expansion.
 

Programs

Road Improvements

Excessive rainfall worsens the roads that connect communities and farmers in the region. COCASJOL is using Fair Trade funds for the regular maintenance of these roads to ensure producers can transport their coffee safely and efficiently.

Medical Assistance Fund

The cooperative supports health care programs for all members.

Natural Disaster Emergency Fund

COCASJOL members designated portions of the Fair Trade premium towards an emergency management, or natural disaster preparedness fund which not only serves their community, but any victim of a natural disaster around the country and sometimes in foreign countries. In 2010, for example, this fund supported Haiti during their Earthquake relief efforts.