Post and photo by Caleb Nicholes
Meet Carlos Pazu, the president of the Fondo Paez Cooperative in Cauca, Colombia.
Our history with these amazing people extends beyond our company, beginning in 2003 with a trip led by owner, TJ Semanchin. It is humbling and special to spend time with Fondo Paez as they have endured so much as an organization, including the assassination of their president in 2010 as well as their production being completely devastated by Rust in 2009, dropping by over 80%.
We are honored and elated to be working with such a dedicated and resilient organization. We hope to have the fresh crop back by August, 2016.