In Argentina, Lara and Juan will soon be graduating from the Co-op funded school. Their father works for La Riojana co-op, who have been supplying the Co-op with Fairtrade wine since 2006. Fairtrade premiums and additional Co-op funding helped to build the school Lara and Juan attend, as well as secure a water supply to her village. We’re now working with La Riojana to build a new healthcare centre.
Our support has enabled the construction of a new water facility and a new secondary school.
The water project was set up to help workers from La Riojana co-operative’s vineyards, living in the village of Tilimuqui, to renovate the old water supply and give the 381-strong community access to regular, clean water. The secondary school, which specialises in agricultural studies, has supported children in Tilimuqui and surrounding towns and villages, to further their education for the first time.