The agrarian coffee-growing cooperative Valle Río Apurímac was founded in 14 December 1969. It is an organization that was created to strengthen the production and management to improve their quality of life and to ensure family benefits, on a social responsible base. Their main goal is to provide efficient support servicies to their partners on the production and on the cocoa and coffee market.
It is located in Los Valles del Río Apurímac, from Ayacucho, Cuzco y Junín. The cooperative works with 2.750 partners and it was the first Peruvian cooperative that certified their products as Fairtrade products, in 2011. For this reason, they have reinvested supporting and improving in environment projects, and also improving in the organic farming and in the organic certificate.
The also work for the gender equality with the project “Woman as a leader”, that has the aim to improve the award and the farm women participation in the cooperative. They also offer microcredits and production improvements, as well as other benefits.