In 2010, AGROCOEX started the “Housing Project”; thinking about the development of social responsibility programs. With the approval of the Workers General Assembly, 4.2 hectares were purchased in the urban area of the city of Latacunga in La Calera neighborhood.
In order to make this dream come true, experts were employed to take care of the design of the urbanization, preparations of plans and approval for
the project; all mandatory requirements to obtain the legal permits needed to start the construction. The idea is to provide Agrocoex workers a house
with first quality facilities and finishes such as: drinking water, electric power, sewage, green areas, parking in each house, communal area, interior roads, sidewalks, handicapped parking spaces, recreational areas, etc. Among all these facilities the residential complex will also include a mini market, a dentist office, a training center, a pharmacy and laundry facilities.
The project was divided into 4 stages. The first included the construction of 24 houses.
With great joy and happiness, Agrocoex was able to witness on January 2015 the completion of the First Model House.
It would be ideal for the worker to cover initially 10% of the cost of a house with their savings, while the difference will be financed with low interest long term loans through banking institutions, allowing the workers a 15 year period to pay for their houses without compromising more than 40% of their income, which in average represents the cost of rent they currently have to pay.
In the beginning of 2016 the first worker and her family were able to move in. All the Agrocoex staff were able to witness and share the immense feeling it represents to be part of such progress in a person’s life, and dreams.
With the Fair Trade sales it has been possible to make dreams come true, the program continues to develop with the aim to provide more houses.