La Grama has always paid special attention to workplace welfare, which unfortunately is very uncommon in Peru’s rural areas. Working with local communities, we have formed a great team that is nearly equally composed of male and female workers, which together with our growers, are constantly encouraged to excel at their jobs and achieve a better quality of life.
Having generated over 280 direct jobs and around 3000 indirect jobs over the years, many families around the country have benefited by joining our team, not only by paying fair salaries, but also by offering financial help programs for the education of our personnel, and provide benefits that have never been offered to them before, such as health insurance, retirement funds, and paid vacations.
Teaching and sharing values with our workers and growers has been a priority, as we strongly believe that knowledge is a form of empowerment. They have learned to use the financial system, the value of savings, access to credit and invest in their children’s education. For the women in our workplace, it is especially important that we take care of them as domestic violence is quite common in the areas we operate; therefore, by gaining financial independence and growth opportunities, they are able to bring themselves and their children out of the cycle of poverty.