DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY
The association is made up of 60 producers, with approximately 48 of them actively involved. Among its members are indigenous people, single mothers, conflict victims, and reintegrated individuals who participated in a productive alliance project in 2017-2018. The association buys cacao from them, commercializing some and transforming the rest. It also has a revolving fund that is in the process of capitalization and strengthening.
The association was created 12 years ago, and its members are scattered across all the rural areas of the municipality, with a primary focus on the La Argentina area. It was established by the producers in response to the coffee crisis caused by climate change in the marginal zone of the municipality. Five years ago, they began transforming cacao into chocolate, and this product has been growing in sales year after year.