56. Coop Oikocredit CHAJUL – Guatemala

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 […]

18. The single voice of a cooperative

A civil war raged in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 – the longest civil war in Latin America’s history. In the Ixil Triangle, where Oikocredit project partner Asociación Chajulense (Chajul) operates today, thousands of civilians were killed, tortured or disappeared. The victims were predominantly Mayan descendants. Today, the coffee and honey farmers of Chajul – made […]