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Fair Trade

Coffee from Finca de Santa Emilia meets and exceeds internationally recognized fair trade standards; standards that balance inequities found in the conventional coffee trade. Fair Trade standards more than triple the income of Salvadoran farmers who grow, harvest, and process this exceptional coffee. This additional income provides access to a host of social services such as education, medical care, public transportation, and recreation facilities. Santa Emilia farmers are also guaranteed adequate housing and access to clean water.

Want to help?

A number of people are helping facilitate this project by serving as contact people for their churches, community groups, businesses and friends. This is a simple yet vital role that makes this project possible and encourages solidarity between the people of Central Iowa and Central America. Contact Meredith Bruns at and we will be happy to get you more information and answer any questions you may have.