ISMAM - Indígenas de la Sierra Madre de Motozintla
Fair Trade enables us to feed our children better and give them an education. ”
Máximo Pérez Mejía, ISMAM Member
Fair Trade premiums were used to fund a new coffee nursery to help farmers access more coffee plants.
Sustainable Agriculture and Organic Training
Seventy-six trained cooperative members carried out day-to-day training of members in organic practices, which led to 100 percent organic certification for ISMAM combined 24,000 acres of land. Agronomists have assisted members in planting fruit trees as shade for their coffee plants. The citrus fruits are often sold in local markets for supplemental family income.
Scholarships for College Students
The cooperative provides scholarship opportunities for food and housing for farmers’ children pursuing a college degree.