COCAFCAL - Cooperativa Cafetalera Las Capucas
My hope is that my children can grow up to be professionals, that I can build a better house for my family, that one day I can have the capacity to help people that are less fortunate than me. Fair Trade makes this dream a possibility. ”
Jose Marel Portillo, 1st place cupping competition
Since we began producing coffee, our lives have steadily improved. Before, people lived almost exclusively in huts made of mud and sticks with straw roofs, today there are no more houses like this. Fair Trade certification has allowed us to improve our lives to a great extent. ”
Isrrael Serrano Mejia, a COCAFCAL founder
Special Coffee Competitions
COCAFCAL helped fund their producers to participate in a local Special Coffee competition, to obtain national recognition and boost up their sales.
General Health Program
COCAFCAL organized a health clinic in its community to provide general health care to its members. They imported a Cuban doctor and is allocating a portion of its premiums to medicine.
Community Soccer Stadium
COCAFCAL used Fair Trade Premiums to purchase land to construct a soccer field one city block in size for use by the Plantares and Capucas communities. Additional premium funds were allocated to rent a tractor to plane the field.