Fair Trade sales generate premium founds which are a sum of money paid on top of the agreed Fair Trade price, this resources are managed by the employees and invested in social, environmental or economic development projects, decided upon democratically by the workers.
At Rosas del Monte and Inversiones Ponte Tresa, the workers have developed several initiatives to improve their quality of life as well as to enhance the living conditions of their communities.
Here are some of the implemented projects.
This project promotes entrepreneurship by the creation of a small family business like agricultural production, animal husbandry, etc., which are a contribution to the household economy.
The main objective of this project is to provide medical care to workers and their families through a health insurance that was created by the workers corporation in order to prevent catastrophic diseases.
The objective is to invest in the intellectual development of the workers, encouraging them to develop skills and knowledge that they can apply in their daily lives and even become a source of extra income by learning new occupations (crafts, electricity, mechanics, etc.).
High interest rates and other obstacles created by private financial institutions, make it difficult for our workers to access to a credit. For this reason this project provides the opportunity for workers to take a credit and purchase some land for house building or renew the ones they have at the moment. This program has improved the living conditions of 80% of the company workers.
The purpose is to contribute in the development of the community in areas such as education, health, etc., through the participation of several stakeholders such as workers of the corporation, the residents of the community and other private and public organizations