Finca La Frontera
My son enjoys his wheelchair every day – he goes out visiting and goes to watch the soccer games he loves so much. ”
We are so thankful. Thanks to you we can have our own home. Even though we are just starting to build, it already feels like something that is really ours. Now we won’t have to keep moving from one rental house to another. ”
Rangel Barco Cuesta
I am very happy because my income has increased, making it possible to give my family a better life. ”
La Frontera’s workers have decided to share the benefits of their Fair Trade premium with their community. In 2008, the group chose to help a local youth named Farid Pitalua. Due to a physical condition, Farid could not walk and his family could not afford a wheelchair; La Frontera’s workers contributed $USD 317.00 to buy him one. Each year, farm workers collectively decide who in the community is in most need and how Fair Trade premiums could be spent to help them specifically.
Small Business Loans
La Frontera used Fair Trade premiums to fund small loans for start-up businesses by farm workers and their immediate family. Such projects provide additional income for families.
Home Improvement Project
The Fair Trade premium helped La Frontera workers and their families improve their homes and build new ones.