GREENOLA actively supports 5 Fair Trade producer groups in Bolivia, each group is very unique in itself.
WARMIS COOPERATIVE, Greenola Style, Cochabamba, Bolivia
The Warmis Cooperative makes baby booties for the Gendercide Awareness Project. Women are members on an as-needed basis. They attend meetings when they are in need of work, and then often jump out to do other jobs. At this time, there are about 60 women in the Warmis community, with about 12 who work full time.
$2.50 to these women is a good wage. Often they make less than that per day in their communities doing other things. They have the opportunity to make more than $2.50 a day with this job, as they are paid per item. In Bolivia, you can get ingredients to purchase enough starches for one meal with $2.50 (their meals are starch heavy). The average wage in Bolivia is .22 cents per hour of HARD labor. This is a significant difference, and it is an opportunity to do work that is easier on the body, that they can do from home while watching children, and at their own will.