Fair Trade certification has enabled the organization to achieve a better market trade where we can sell our coffee and have higher incomes. Also, it has allowed us to provide better living conditions and opportunities to our families in terms of food, health, education and management to invest in our plots ”
Oscar López Hernández, Supervisory Board
In the conversation and production program, it is very important to us continuously renovate our small plots from old, sick plants in order to keep producing good coffee and be able to support our family. ”
Marín Mejía Morales, Triunfo Verde Member
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.
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.
“Café Justo, Vida Sana” - Community Health Program
Financed entirely by Fair Trade Premiums, the “Café Justo, Vida Sana” (Fair Coffee, Healthy Living) Health Program provides free, basic medical care and access to pharmaceuticals to all members, who live too far away from the main city to receive regular medical attention. The program has a general health component as well as a specific focus on the detection and treatment of cervical cancer. Traveling clinics rotate among the six communities to provide these services, and many women and families have benefited from the program.