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
Scholarships for College Students
The cooperative provides scholarship opportunities for food and housing for farmers’ children pursuing a college degree.
ISMAM has implemented a savings and microcredit program with over 180,000 pesos (about $13,200 USD) in 20 different areas in which they operate.
Fair Trade premiums were used to fund a new coffee nursery to help farmers access more coffee plants.