The first Mission Lazarus vocational schools opened in 2002 offering carpentry and sewing free of charge to communities being served by local churches. Since that time our program has grown. There are now two vocational sewing schools as well as a leather working school, a boot making school, and a carpentry school.
Our commitment is to grow a great coffee but also to protect the land that provides us our harvest. San Lazaro Estate Coffee is cultivated using organic techniques.
We are committed to pay our employees 25% more than the established local Fair Trade wages. The students at the vocational school also receive wages and all employees in every area are eligible for healthcare.