Producer Customers


Candela Peru - Brazil nut producer in Peru
Cepibo - Banana producer in Peru
COCAGI - Coffee producer in Rwanda
Mace Foods - Dried chilli, vegetable and herb producer in Kenya

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Country: Peru
Producer of: Nuts and oils
Shared Interest product(s): Export Credit; Term Loan; Stock Facility


Candela Perú was established in 1989 to help marginalised producers in Peru, mainly people who gather nuts in the rain forest, to find markets for their products. Associated crafts, such as candles made from the brazil nut pods and oils extracted from brazil nuts themselves, which are used in food production and cosmetics, are also produced so that there is no wastage.

Candela Perú works with around 300 nut gatherers ("castañeros") and their families who live along the Madre de Dios river to the very east of the country. They are committed to providing a sustainable income to indigenous people living in a threatened environment of great biodiversity.

Candela Perú has been a Shared Interest customer since 1999, originally with an Export Credit facility to help pre-finance their orders from export buyers. Since then, they have taken Term Loans to fund the purchase of equipment for their processing plant, as well as a Stock Facility to finance the collection of their Brazil nut harvest prior to receiving any buyer contracts.

To learn more about Candela Peru, visit their website at

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Country: Peru
Producer of: Bananas
Shared Interest product(s): Term Loan


Cepibo is a non-for-profit 'second-level' association of banana producers based in Piura Region on the northern coast of Peru. It was created in 2003 by a group of farmers' associations to organise their production and commercial activities. They have been FLO-certified since 2007.

Cepibo runs a variety of initiatives, including training programmes, staff and members' healthcare schemes, technical assistance to support farmers' productivity and improve quality standards and the construction of infrastructure. In addition, the individual associations manage social and economic projects directly for the benefit of their farmers.

Cepibo has been a Shared Interest customer since March 2011. They have a Term Loan facility which was used to fund a fertilisation project, as well as the construction of cableway across the different production areas to assist with the transportation of bananas.

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Country: Rwanda
Producer of: Coffee
Shared Interest product(s): Export Credit


COCAGI (Coopérative des Caféculteurs de Gishoma) is a coffee cooperative located in the Gishoma district of western Rwanda. It started in 2003 with 22 members, but now has over 650, with each small-holder coffee grower having a share worth the equivalent of five US dollars. COCAGI has been FLO-certified since 2005.

Through COCAGI, small-holder farmers have been able to earn an income from their crops and create employment opportunities. Coffee is the sole revenue generating commodity for families in the area and has played a considerable role in the socio-economic development of the community. Members are paid dividends which they use to pay school fees and meet household needs.

COCAGI became a Shared Interest customer in 2009. Prior to this, they were required to process a new loan with their local bank every year in order to pay the farmers. This often led to delays and a reduction in yield while they waited for funds to be released. They now have a Shared Interest Export Credit facility which enables them to make pre-payments to the farmers.

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Country: Kenya
Producer of: Spices, vegetables and herbs
Shared Interest product(s): Export Credit

Mace Foods

Mace Foods started in 2002 and is involved with the marketing and production of dehydrated spices, such as chillies, vegetables and herbs. It is based in Eldoret, Kenya and contracts 1,600 small farmers in the Rift Valley and western part of Kenya at a fixed price independent of market changes. Mace Foods is a member of WFTO, as there were not any FLO standards for chillies at the time of their application to obtain Fairtrade certification.

Mace Foods has an impact on the lives of 25,000 people through the 1,600 farmers it works with. In April 2008, USAID estimated that the Mace farmers had an additional annual income of approximately 360 US Dollars on average, enabling them to hire poor landless workers during peak harvest seasons. Mace's factory workers also earn 30% more than the minimum wage in Kenya and it aims to provide opportunities to single women with families and people who are HIV positive.

Mace Foods became a Shared Interest customer in January 2009. They have an Export Credit facility to enable them to pre-finance confirmed orders with their export buyers.

To learn more about Mace Foods, visit their website at

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Data correct at 31 July 2011

  Burkina Faso Gebana Afrique
  Ghana Bio-Exotica Ghana Limited
  Kenya Bega Kwa Bega Korogocho Projects
    Mace Foods
    Monda African Art
    Namayiana Oloshoibor Maasai Women's Group
    Nyabigena Soapstone Carvers Organisation
    Salom Enterprises Ltd.
    Smolart Self Help Group
    TEMAK (Teenage Mothers & Girls Association of Kenya)
    Ten Senses Africa Ltd.
    Trinity Jewellery Crafts
    Undugu Society of Kenya
  Mauritius Craft Aid (Mauritius) Co. Ltd.
  Nigeria Alternative Trade Network of Nigeria
  Rwanda COCAGI (Coopérative des Caféculteurs de Gishoma)
    Coopérative Dukunde Kawa (MUSASA)
  Swaziland Swazi Indigenous Products
  Tanzania RSTGA (Rungwe Smallholders Tea Growers Association)
  Tunisia South Organic
  Uganda Mabale Growers Tea Factory Ltd.
    Mpanga Growers Tea Factory Ltd.
    NAWOU (National Association of Women Organisations Uganda)
  Indonesia Java Ixora
  Philippines Much In Little Inc.
  Salay Handmade Paper Industries Inc.
  Costa Rica Asoproodulce (Asociación de Productores Orgánicos de Dulce)
    COOCAFE (Consorcio de Cooperativas de Caficultores de Guanacaste y Montes de Oro R.L.)
    Cooperativa Cañera de San Ramón R.L. (Coopecañera)
    Coopelibertad R.L.
    Eco Caraigres Agrícola S.A.
    La Alianza
  El Salvador Aprainores Asociación de Productores Agroindustriales Orgánicos de El
  Guatemala Asociación Chajulense Va'l Vaq Quyol
    CIPAC (Cooperativa Integral de Producción Apicultores de Cuilco)
  Honduras COMSA (Café Orgánico Marcala Sociedad Anónima)
  Mexico Cesmach
    Comercializadora Mas Café S.A. de C.V.
    Huatusco (Unión Regional de Pequeños Productores de Café Agropecuaria Forestal y de
Agroindustrias de la Zona de Huatusco, Veracruz S de S.S.)
    ISMAM (Indígenas de la Sierra Madre de Motozintla San Isidro Labrador S. de S.S.)
    Xochipilli A.C.y Xochiquetzal S.A. de C.V.
  Nicaragua CECOCAFEN (Central de Cooperativas Cafetaleras del Norte R.L.)
  UCA San Juan de Rio Coco
  UCPCO (Unión de Cooperativas Productoras de Café Orgánico)
  Palestine Canaan Fair Trade Company
  Bolivia CIAPEC
    COINACAPA (Cooperativa Integral Agroextrativista Campesina de Pando)
  Brazil Gebana Brasil
  Chile Apicoop Valdivia Cooperativa Campesina Apícola
  Peru Acopagro (Cooperativa Agraria Cacaotera Acopagro)
    BOS (Bananeros Orgánicos Solidarios)
    CAC Bagua Grande Ltda
    CAC Divisoria
    CAC Oro Verde
    CACVRA (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Valle Rio Apurimac Ltd.)
    Café Perú S.A.C
    Candela Perú
    COCLA (Central De Cooperativas Agrarias Cafeteleras)
    CEPIBO (Central Piurana de Asociaciones de Pequeños Productores de Banano Orgánico)
    CEPICAFE (Asociación Central Piurana de Cafetaleros)
    El Quinacho (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera El Quinacho)
    Intercrafts Perú S.A.C.
    La Florida
    Naranjillo (Cooperativa Agraria Industrial Naranjillo LTDA)
    Pangoa (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Pangoa)
    Satipo (Cooperativa Agraria Cafetalera Satipo)
    Tocache (Cooperativa Agroindustrial Tocache)


Data correct at 31 July 2011

  South Africa Bean There Coffee Company
  Township Patterns C.C.
  Austria EZA (Entwicklungszusammenarbeit mit der Dritten Welt GmbH)
  France Au-delà des Frontières
  Germany DWP
  El Puente GmbH
  Italy CTM Altromercato Soc Coop A.R.L.
  Netherlands AgroFair Europe B.V.
  Gebana B.V.
  Sweden The House of Fair Trade
  UK Akoma International (UK) Ltd.
  Cafédirect Plc.
  Epona Limited
  Equal Exchange Trading Ltd.
  Fullwell Mill Limited
  Liberation Foods CIC
  One World Shop
  People Tree
  The Fairtrade Foundation
  Traidcraft Plc.
  Twin Trading Ltd.
  Vericott Ltd t/a Gossypium
  Wayfairer Ltd.
  Zaytoun CIC
  Zuri Design Limited
  Canada Commerce Equitable de Oxfam Quebec
  GoGo Quinoa
  Jolica Inc.
  La Siembra Co-operative
  Ten Thousand Villages - Canada
  USA Equal Exchange Inc.
  Laarsen Associates Inc.
  Mata Traders
  Partners for Just Trade
  SERRV International Inc.
  Ten Thousand Villages
  Australia Oxfam Australia Trading Pty Ltd.