CECANOR - Central de Cafetaleros del Nor Oriente
Thanks to CECANOR, I now have the freedom to attend the organization’s meetings, I can send my daughters to school, we have a hygienic bathroom, we have improved our processing plant, and my husband and I make decisions together. We as women do not wish to be greater than men, rather we just want to have equal opportunities. ”
Erlita Baca Arce, Economic Secretary
Productivity & Quality
More than 50% of CECANOR’s members live in areas of extreme poverty. The cooperative has prioritized investments to improve performance per hectare. Premium investments for training on harvest and post-harvest practices help to meet this end. Ultimately these investments help members to be more profitable in the long run.
CECANOR invested in training and capacity-building of members on the social, economic, and environmental practices required for organic and Fair Trade certifications. The cooperative also created a fund for pre- and post-harvest financing. This allows the cooperative to be more financially independent, enjoy lower interest rates, and less debt.