Gumutindo means good quality. The group was started in 1998 because women workers were not getting paid for their work on coffee plantations.
They now earn a social premium, farm organically and have been able to invest in land and equipment. That means they produce the final product themselves. They get a better price and the social premium has been used to build classrooms and a local bank.
The process has transformed lives – they now train people not just about farming, but also disease prevention.
So next time you see the Fairtrade logo you know you’re not just getting a good product, but you’re transforming lives.