Martha María - Finca Martha María
My name is Carolina Suaza and I am a worker at Martha María. The organization allowed me to receive a series of trainings in which I learned to apply skills that will make me better at my work. I am grateful to Fair Trade for this.
Carolina Suaza, Worker
I am a worker at Martha María and the father of two daughters. Through my work at Martha María, I was able to fulfill my biggest dream - to own my family home. I thank you for letting me share this joy with you. ”
Gustavo Adolfo Doria Ballesta, Worker
Martha María used premium money to provide scholarships for workers and their children.
At the Martha María banana farm in Colombia, Fair Trade premiums have funded many different community programs and activities. Several farm workers and community members attended a workshop for Christmas Holiday Décor. On the annual Family Day producers’ children enjoyed the festivities.
Helping Workers Buy Homes
Martha María used a portion of its Fair Trade premium funds to provide loans to worker families without housing. Four workers were without housing and the organization was able to loan enough money to each of them to build or buy homes.