Oikocredit is a worldwide cooperative society. It promotes global justice by challenging people, churches and others to share their resources through socially responsible investments and by empowering disadvantaged people with credit. The Guatemalan fair trade, organic coffee cooperative Chajul is a partner of Oikocredit. Since 1990 Chajul has been financed by Oikocredit to add working capital for Chajul to expand its local and international commercialization. Chajul is environmentally focused, promoting a sustainable development model in Ixil communities, ensuring all operations are ecologically safe, economically viable, socially fair and culturally appropriate. With the revenues from coffee exports, the association supports the surrounding communities with poverty alleviation projects, including: education, environmental management and improvement of coffee production techniques.