Fair Trade Coffee Trip to El Salvador

Anna Utech, coordinator for interfaith programs at Equal Exchange, examines freshly picked coffee grapes with Pedro Antonio Ascencio, president of the Las Colinas cooperative, whose more than 100 official male and some female members make democratic decisions about how it will use profits from the crop to pay off their land lease – which carries an exorbitant interest rate – as well as pay workers and invest in projects that will benefit the community, like building a school or improving a road.
Photos by: Joel Fath

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