Being a cooperative means that we are run by our members who share the benefits and profits we make, so strengthening Sholi coffee means strengthening our local community. By offering trainings in financing and farming, the quality of the cherries keeps improving as well as the financial situation of the people. At Sholi everyone is treated as equals as we do not look at gender, disabilities or religion. We offer health insurance and a loan system, so our members can pay school fees for their children. Sholi sees great value in investing in our surrounding community, not just our members. We established a medical centre, a water source and a conference hall in the village, to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants. The surrounding community appreciates our work, which makes us very proud.
At Sholi we care greatly about our environmental impact. To produce the best quality coffee, we make sure we treat our earth and trees with care. We use the proper amount of ground and have a professional irrigation system to not exhaust the earth or cause erosion. We have a water rotation and cleaning system at the washing station to not waste water. We separate our waste and make sure there is no littering on the farms or in the river. We reuse our bio-degradable waste (defects, parchment, etc.) to create new organic fertilizer for our farmers. We provide trainings for our farmers and members about environment preservation and sustainable farming.