Finca La Frontera
I am very happy because my income has increased, making it possible to give my family a better life. ”
My son enjoys his wheelchair every day – he goes out visiting and goes to watch the soccer games he loves so much. ”
The extra income has been beneficial for our family. We are thankful for the support the farmers gave us, and we hope that every day our sales will be better than the last. ”
Small Business Loans
La Frontera used Fair Trade premiums to fund small loans for start-up businesses by farm workers and their immediate family. Such projects provide additional income for families.
La Frontera’s workers have decided to share the benefits of their Fair Trade premium with their community. In 2008, the group chose to help a local youth named Farid Pitalua. Due to a physical condition, Farid could not walk and his family could not afford a wheelchair; La Frontera’s workers contributed $USD 317.00 to buy him one. Each year, farm workers collectively decide who in the community is in most need and how Fair Trade premiums could be spent to help them specifically.
Home Improvement Project
The Fair Trade premium helped La Frontera workers and their families improve their homes and build new ones.