Update on VMCT's contributions to Costa Rica's Coope Tarrazu
The Tarrazu region is the only place in Costa Rica where coffee production is actually growing. Around 19,000 pickers come to the area during harvest time, of which 10,000 will pick for the Coope. The Coope provides nurseries agronomy support, training, and a whole host of services. Coffee pulp is converted into organic fertilizer, coffees tress are given to farmers to maintain crop health, and power for the office is generated from solar panels. The businesses that the coope also owns to maintain these activities- gas stations and supermarkets- also generates a reward to the cooperative members at the end of the year. 

Because we are such huge fans of what the coope is doing, we reached out to learn more about what ways we could make a positive impact on their daily life. While the Coope itself has been in business for over 60 years, their infrastructure when it came to childcare for the workers was one sector that needed a little bit more love. That's why VMCT stepped up and made a donation to help them meet that goal. By having a childcare facility on site that provides education, meals four times a day, plus dancing and painting, families can have peace of mind knowing that their children are in excellent care.

Please check out the links below to find out more about all the ways the Coope Tarrazu is making their corner of the world a better place.


Written by Jen Biro