EL GORRION - Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples El Gorrion
Fair Trade premiums have enabled producers from “El Gorrión” to invest in the quality of their product and impending development of their community. Four coffee collection centers are spread across the region to facilitate transportation to the new wet mill in the municipality of “El Gorrión,” part of an exciting project called “Strengthening the Coffee Supply Chain” (Fortaleciendo la cadena de valor del café). This cooperative of environmentally and socially conscious producers will flourish as a result of their investment in the future and dedication to the betterment of their community.
EL GORRION invested $6,000 of the premium in repairing roads surrounding coffee producing areas, so that producers could reach the dry mill in less time. Over a four-year period, EL GORRION is receiving financing to purchase a tractor for other civil works such as constructing access roads, reservoirs, and water access points.
With $15,000 of the premium, EL GORRION purchased and supplied native plant species to members for reforestation purposes, shade production, and as part of an effort to address climate change.
Rust Resistant Seed Supply
EL GORRION distributed certified rust resistant varieties to members, which helped to increase productivity.