Promotora de Desarollo Cooperativo de las Segovias (PRODECOOP) based in an area severely damaged by Hurricane Mitch’s land-slide, was established in 1993. There are now 2,318 members, over 500 of them women. PRODECOOP
provides facilities, credit and technical assistance to its members,
and scholarships & school supplies for members’ children. The umbrella level co-op operates a central mill and cupping lab in Esteli.