Producer Story – Milton 2017-04-07T16:58:29+00:00


Milton Justavino
He is 42 years old and lives in Libertad, which belongs to the Balao canton, Guayas province. He is married to Guadelupe Iñiguez, 40 years old. Together they have three children: 16 year old Aaron, 14 year old Karem and 10 year old Erika. After college, Milton did his military service and was later called as a reservist during the CENEPA war between Ecuador and Peru in 1995. When the war ended, he went to work as a security guard to the city of Milagro. He decided to return to his village La Libertad to rent a farm of 3 ha of banana and joined the Asoguabo and the Fair Trade in 1998. In 2009 managed to buy the 3 ha and leased 6 ha. more.


“Being a member of the Asoguabo gives me security and confidence to invest in my farm, my home, health and education for my children, because there is much stability in prices and volumes which helps me plan my financial situation. The FLO award has helped me to invest in the baler, in compliance with Globalgap standards, fertilization of my farm and health insurance. These are the programs that are most helping me with my family and as a producer. My workers are happy with their Christmas baskets, school vouchers and backpacks. Without the Asoguabo I would be a truck driver in my town for other producers, my children could only finish basic education, they would not be studying in school for lack of money, so I am very grateful to all who make possible the sale of my fruit Under fair conditions.”

Milton Justavino