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 invested over 565,000 pesos (about $41,358 USD) to construct additional office space and enhance existing production facilities. New meeting spaces were installed in 15 different areas, one new storage warehouse was built and existing facilities repaired.
Fair Trade premiums were used to fund a new coffee nursery to help farmers access more coffee plants.