Campesinas is an umbrella organization that works with 8 grassroots
organizations of four different geographic departments: San Marcos,
Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu and Sololá. Overall, Manos Campesinas
represents 1,073 individual members, all of them small coffee producers.
main goal of the organization is the commercialization of the product
of its members, preferably through the exportation to the international
market. Manos Campesinas is registered in the FLO-International
Coffee Register so we can export our coffee under the conditions
of the Fair Trade market.
organization was founded in 1997 and of the 1997/1998 crop we exported
one container of coffee. Through time we improved our service and
expanded our business, increasing our export volume to 16 containers
during the 2002/2003 harvest. All the coffee we export is done under
Fair Trade conditions. Our main markets are the US, the Netherlands,