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Prodecoop Central de Cooperativas

Program

From sales to the Fair Trade market, PRODECOOP was able to pay off bank debt and support many social programs, including:
Administrative Organization Training: where PRODECOOP offers an education and scholarship program for the members' children to attend primary and secondary school. The most outstanding children may also participate in a training program to become expert cuppers.
An Organic Production program: aimed at improving the quality of coffee through environmentally-friendly production techniques
A Food Support program: in which food aid is given to members in disadvantaged areas
Development of female participation: Membership includes 504 women with several women in senior management, including the CEO position.
A revolving fund: for building and improving members' houses

In addition to their social programs, the main operation of PRODECOOP is growing, processing, and exporting coffee. The 112 containers of coffee PRODECOOP produces annually consist of two main varieties, Caturra and Bourbon. Roughly 40% of all coffee produced is organic and shade grown. Guava, plantain, banana, and citrus trees are used to shade the coffee as it grows. European and sun drying processes are used to create a cup of coffee with good acidity and body.

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