22 Mar2023 THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2023!
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 €20,295 which will go directly to our nominated project in the COCAOL, Honduras to provide equipment to create a sustainable and environmental friendly business for honey production and ultimately empower the coffee producers in the COCAOL Co-op.
This means that since 2009, we have raised over €210,000 for our nominated projects!!
The money raised will contribute to:
- Providing equipment to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly business for honey production
- Diversify sources of income for male and female coffee farmers
- Environmental protection through the production of honey by breeding and keeping bees
The coffee cooperative of Olancho Limited (COCAOL) was established on November 15th, 1968, at the initiative of a group of coffee producers in order to access better conditions of productive infrastructure, better marketing channels and access to financial sources.
COCAOL obtained legal status on May 23, 1969, benefiting its associates with a range of services such as coffee drying and transportation and organic agricultural. It also made efforts to train its associates in various issues related to coffee farming and cooperativism.
The coffee farms of the cooperative are located in the Sierra de Agalta National Park at altitudes of 1000 to 1500 meters above sea level under natural shade primary forests and includes 55 men and 30 women.