We'd like to say a massive thank you to all our customers for your fantastic support during this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight.
We are delighted to announce that this year we raised an incredible £17,469 which will go directly to our nominated project in the COCAFCAL Co-op to promote leadership and Youth entrepreneurship. This means that since 2009, we have raised over £147,787 for our nominated projects.
The money raised will provide:
- Accredited diploma programmes in leadership and business management.
- Training future coffee producers of the cooperative and successful entrepreneurs.
- The development and sustainable growth of small enterprises in the community.
The Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada, commonly known as COCAFCAL or simply, Capucas, was founded by Omar Rodríguez Interiano in 1999 in Las Capucas, western Honduras.
Once an established coffee producer, Rodríguez decided to share his knowledge with other coffee growers in the region, forming the cooperative.
Today, the organization is made up of 359 small-scale coffee producers, of which 18% are women.
Widely known in the coffee industry, COCAFCAL works to promote sustainable development and support the local economy. As a part of their mission, the organization aims to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in rural communities throughout the region.
The funds raised during Fairtrade Fortnight will ensure the youth of COCAFCAL cooperative will be empowered to take leadership in the coffee business in their region and carry on their families work within the coffee industry.