We'd like to say a massive thank you to all our customers for your fantastic support during Fairtrade Fortnight.
We are delighted to announce that this year we raised an incredible €25,000 which will go directly to our nominated project, the ACODIHUE Coffee Cooperative in Guatemala. This means that since 2009, we have raised over €150,000 for our nominated projects.
The money raised will provide:
- Financial independence for the women of the ACODIHUE cooperative in Guatemala
- Technical training to ensure higher levels of productivity on the farms
- Improved management processes for coffee cultivation
ACODIHUE was founded in 1996 in the city of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. The mission of ACODIHUE is to contribute to the sustainable social economic development of partner organisations and the local population through the provision of services, the promotion of value chains and entrepreneurship. It was one of the first organisations to promote coffee grown by its members under the label of “Café a Manos de Mujer” (“Coffee Made by Women”). The initiative has been successful and the coffee of ACODIHUE is already recognised in the international market. However, the women now want to use better production in the planting of the crop to increase productivity without jeopardising the quality of the coffee produced.
None of this would be possible without your support, so we thank you once again for choosing Fairtrade and supporting this year’s project.