Producers and their families primarily focus on the cultivation of organic, high quality coffee for international markets as their main source of income. Current top markets include the US (Sustainable Harvest, Café Imports and Equal Exchange), Canada (NJ Douek) and France (Malongo). During the last 10 years, Triunfo Verde has become a staple social enterprise, providing integral well-being to its associates and helping solvent producers’ common and often overlooked needs –access to finance for productivity projects, food security initiatives, health insurance, pre harvest and coffee delivery improvements, collection and marketing of final products, and other services that help producers retain greater incomes for their families. Finca Triunfo Verde attained their organic certification in 2002 and became Fair Trade Certified TM in 2005.
Producer Savings Fund
Based on a communal decision to help producers in times of financial need, Triunfo Verde provides each producer with the chance to save premium funds to use at a later date. A checking account is provided and statements are printed out for all members to verify transparency.
This is the fourth year that Triunfo Verde has focused on increasing healthcare availability for its members and surrounding communities. The focus is currently on three main types of healthcare: (1) General medicine, (2) Pediatrics, (3) Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension, etc. Traveling clinics are making the rounds throughout member communities to be able to provide these healthcare services when traveling and other circumstances prevent members from seeking healthcare elsewhere.