We want to work with our family farmers as equal partners. That's why we share our revenue with them in the same way that we share our profits with our employees: without any conditions. They are entitled to the money, and we don't tell them what to do with it.
But that doesn't mean we aren't curious about what the families do with the money, so we ask them about it from time to time.
"I use the money to maintain and care for my trees. It's expensive." – Zoumana Traore from Samogohini, Burkina Faso.
"Last year, I had to take out a loan for my farm. I used two thirds of the money to pay off the loan." – Soley Djideal from Badou, Togo.
"I used the money to pay for my eye surgery, which I urgently needed." – Giorgos Gotsis from Prosymni, Greece.
Check out our blog for more answers from family farmers in Burkina Faso, Togo and Greece.