Origin Stories #1
COCAFCAL (Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada)
The COCAFCAL has allocated Fair Trade premium funds from coffee purchases to hire a doctor for their local health center, whose services will be available to everyone in the community, members and non-members alike. Funds are also available to members to help cover medication expenses.
“We are very pleased to have a permanent doctor and medical supplies in our local health center. Everyone in the community benefits from it. In the past, it was too difficult to have medical attention because we are located in a rural area.”
-José Omar Rodriguez Romero, COCAFCAL