We would like to introduce you to ASPROUNION, an agricultural and social co-operative whose goal is to support the welfare of its community of growers. Established in 2001, ASPROUNION has since worked on improving the quality of life of the 273 associated families. All are small-scale coffee producers located in the locality of La Union, of the Narino Department in southern Colombia. With the support of government and industry partners and the commitment of the families, ASPROUNION seeks real solutions to the problems of poverty, economic insecurity and drug cash-crops, by producing coffee and value-adding via processing and marketing done within the organisation.