ASOCACE was created in 2003 to represent the cane sugar producers interests compared to the sugar factory and to offer social and productive services to their partners, as: building an school, offering medical attention, repairing local infrastructure, providing loan supplies and savings (the national banks are not trustworthy), or product storage to sell it collectively to obtain a better price. Today it has more than 200 partners.
Fairtrade market is a potentially addition because is not easy to get investment funds for the projects. The Fairtrade bonus is the only source of income from which the cooperatives can work on. Some of the projects that have been created with the bonus are: infrastructures improvement (roads, bridges reparation), equipment improvements (for example, the possibility to have a bulldozer that they can low price rent) and the possibility to offer microloans to their members.Visit website Asocace