The Manduvirá Cooperative was created in 1975 and is located in Arroyos y Esteros town, in the south-west of Paraguay. The farmers’ life is not easy because they live in an isolate place, and the crops are small, as well as the benefits they report. The stretches of land they own are constantly divided in smaller and smaller sections for their children.
Thanks to the Fairtrade merchandising, Manduvirá can face the possibility to get their own organic certification, to rent a factory and to produce their own organic sugar, and also to establish long-term cooperation with international clients, conquering the market with their brand (that is distinguished as a high quality brand). In addition, other benefits are added, for example, education, medical and organic farmer funding.
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