Nicaragua Cooperative 20th of April Fairtrade Organic

In Nicaragua, the Cooperative of Multiple Services of April 20 R.L. was founded on April 20, 1994 by 51 coffee growers in Quilalí, Nueva Segovia, with the support of the Ministry of Social Action (MSA). With a mission to offer financial services to improve the lives of cooperative members and their families, the institution aimed to provide reliable and consolidated financial and non-financial services in the Central North of the country.

The cooperative now has more than 6,000 members  and consists of three departments with seven branches in Madriz, Nueva Segovia and Jinotega.

Guided by social responsibility, the cooperative aims to ensure the needs of its partners are met. Financial services include savings and credit access, family remittances and farm certifications. Non-financial services include storage, marketing assistance, supply of inputs and fertilizers, productive advice aimed at women and funeral insurance for partners.

The cooperative also offers educational assistance around good farming practices, as well as soil and water management and conservation.

The city of Quilalí has a supermarket that sells food, clothing, and toys and includes a coffee bar and café that offers special credit to the cooperative members.

Cupping notes: Dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, tropical fruit; citric acidity, good body.

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