Finca Triunfo Verde, S.C. is a cooperative organization conformed by over 500 organized small farmers, dedicated to organic farm practices in the buffer zone surrounding the El Triunfo biological reserve. Through ecologically friendly practices, they seek to foment conservation, offsetting land and resource degradation in the area and promoting the recovery of natural resources and local biodiversity. Their mission is to improve member livelihoods through the sale of high quality organic coffee in markets that value and rewards the effort behind growing an ecologically friendly product with a fair price.
As environmental stewards, Triunfo Verde seeks that members of the organization remain actively engaged in a process of environmental education. Through their technical and agronomic accompaniment, farmers receive the necessary training and education to develop farmer households into productive campesino enterprises, capable of generating sustainable economic development in communities.
All operations of their business, from the collection and commercialization of coffee, to technical assistance, financial and productive assistance, community development and productive diversification, are managed inclusively and democratically. They advocate for gender and racial equality and religious freedom as founding principles of this cooperative.
Ultimately, the mission of the organization is to develop and demonstrate that agriculture can be compatible with rational resource use, promoting community social and economic development of underserved communities. Their goal is to improve humankind’s relationship to nature through feasible and ecologically sound means, with social justice at its core.
Translated from Triunfo Verde's website.
Tasting profile: Dark chocolate, molasses, nutmeg and clove with an earthy body, soft, citric acidity and sweet aftertaste.
Social Premium Investment: 2021 Crop YearFair Trade Certification guarantees 20 cents/lb of the price paid a producer organization is set aside as a social premium. How this money is invested is a decision taken collectively by the general assembly of members at the end of each harvest. Below is a break down of how producers in this organization chose to spend their fair trade premium.
Credit fundBuilding equity in "FinMujer" credit fund for loans and savings
Additional IncomeAdditional price incentive to farmers in order to incentivize coffee farm renovation.
Community Development100 families benefited with $375 grant for home improvements
Improve YieldsMapping and geolocating coffee farms Technical assistance to members for coffee production Purchasing seed for members for coffee farm renovation Purchasing 9000 kg of bags to raise seedlings in nurseries.
InfastructureEquipping a second collection center with a scale to measure collections Building administration center for Finmujer fund offices
EducationCooperative Development Project counterparty investment for education implemented with Equal Exchange.
OperationsPurchasing bags for organic parchment coffee storage
DiversificationTechnical assistance for honey project