CAC participates in Fair Trade community programs that are designed and managed through a committee composed of farmers, labor, and other stakeholders. Community programs include the “Fair Financing” community lending hub, this program provides low cost, accessible, and convenient financial services to organic Aloe Vera farmers in El Progreso so that they can implement capital improvements and improve agricultural output, incomes, and the local economy. Fair Trade community development funds also pay the school fees of all school-aged children of CAC-Guatemala employees in El Progreso.
It is only through our close collaboration with independent farmers and the community of El Progreso that CAC is able to supply our customers the widest range of organic Aloe Vera products on the market. These are partnerships that we are proud of.