CORSICANA - Collin Street Bakery
Collin Street Bakery became Fair Trade Certified™ in late 2009 to address the needs of an expanding workforce in this rural area of Costa Rica. Some of the challenges faced by CORSICANA workers include lack of education, child care and health care options. The organization believes Fair Trade organizes and empowers workers to develop and implement their own projects. Fair Trade certification also guarantees workers earn decent wages to provide for their families.
My wife and I were never able to finish our education and now we have two small daughters. Thanks to the new Day Care center, our daughters will be in a safe place while my wife and I receive training at the Education Center ”
Wagner Lora Valerio
Education and Daycare Center
With premium funds, CORSICANA is developing a Education and Daycare Center for workers, their families and community. The first phase of construction, the Education Center, began in late January of this year (2012) and will continue for the next five months. The Day Care will be constructed during the second phase and will also include the construction of a gymnasium, an indispensable feature to be used as play grounds for children and as a public space for community gatherings, in so garnering additional income to invest back in to this project.