SAMTFMACS - Small and Marginal Tribal Farmer Mutually Aided Cooperative Society
I will never give up coffee now. The coffee plants are like my children. Just as your children look after you when you are old, these plants will look after my family for many years. I earned Rs 11,505.00 from the coffee crop this year. I had never seen so much money in my life. Other farmers also grow coffee but our plantation coffee, with Naandi's marketing help, is giving us more than anything we have ever received.
My wife and I are now eating three meals a day with seasoned vegetables, tamarind and occasionally chicken. We are confident we can give our children a better life than what our parents could give us. ”
In the process of understanding how to grow coffee organically, we have also developed a greater community feeling and ownership that this is our future and we must take care of it. We are confident now we can solve our problems and plan ahead for ourselves. ”
Kumbo, Vice President and Board Member