COAGRICSAL - Cooperativa Agrícola Cafetalera San Antonio
Construction of a health clinic
The cooperative began to construct a health clinic offering general medicine and dentistry at a low cost to member families.
New Coffee Dryers
The cooperative voted to invest Fair Trade premium in the purchase of two dryers which were desperately needed due to the high volume of coffee produced. With the addition of the new equipment COAGRICSAL is now able to dry its coffee at a much lower cost to producers and offer better quality coffee to buyers.
15 Student Scholarships
The cooperative elected to award a portion of their Fair Trade funds as scholarships to 15 students. The scholarships were awarded on a merit basis to middle school students to cover the payment of tutors, books, transportation and tuition fees.
Donation of Medical Kits
The cooperative has used their Fair Trade premium to strengthen access to medical care throughout the community by donating medical kits to schools, churches, community centers and other organized groups upon request.