Origin Stories #3

FIECH (Federación Indígena Ecólogica De Chiapas)

FIECH uses Fair Trade premium funds to renovate coffee trees. Replacing old trees with new ones provides higher yields, which in turn enhances incomes for small producers.

“Coffee was the fruit of our hard labor, but the access to the market was
difficult. The intermediaries dominated the market and didn’t allow us to sell our coffee at a good price. We were lucky to find an alternative way to sell our coffee. The Fair Trade premiums given to us were a fundamental part of the development of our organization as a whole.”

-Hugo Enrique Roblero Gordillo, Cooperative Member