Planting seeds for a better quality of life
Beyond supporting the cooperative through our Fairtrade purchases, we have assisted the Montaña Verde cooperative through our supply chain grants. For example, in collaboration with the international development agency SOCODEVI, we’ve helped increase food security for hundreds of families from this small community. In addition, in collaboration with the non-profit agricultural lender Root Capital, we’ve helped improve the financial management of the cooperative and access to financing for its members.
Since receiving their Fairtrade certification, the community has appreciated tangible benefits, including diversified sources of income, the creation of community gardens and an increase in their children’s school attendance.