Our company has always strived to help the local community in and around San Juan del Sur, the place we call home, because of the opportunity and love we have discovered there. Being equal opportunity employers has been one of the main ways we have accomplished this; we have hired those who are young and have never had a job before along with those who have been in the workforce for decades. We have employed those with little education at the same time as those with high levels of education and experience in the areas we employ them. And, unlike many companies, we have freely hired women alongside men. We provide honest employment with an above average wage and 7 hour work days instead of the average 8 to allow our employees to spend more quality time with their families.
We are pleased to be able to introduce you to two of the most recent people who were welcomed into our Precious Timber family….
Sulys Raquel Centeno Martínez comes from the community of Rejega. She is a single mother and, for the last 7 months, has also been a happy worker in our coconut plantation La Rejega.
Before she began working at La Rejega, she worked in the municipal market in Rivas receiving a very low salary. More impactful than the low income was how the travel time involved kept her away from her little girl most of the day.
BENEFITS SHE NOW ENJOYS:
- Financially she now provides a better lifestyle for her child.
- She can now spend a lot more time with her family every day.
- She performs work in the fields side by side with the men increasing her confidence and feeling of equality.
- She is proud to be a productive employee of the company.
- She feels grateful for the opportunity that the company has given her which allows her to work and contribute to the progress of the company.
Rosa Álvarez Campo is also originally from the community of La Rejega. She is married, the mother of a young girl and is now also pleased to be working on one of our coconut plantations. Prior to joining our company family her roles were those of housewife, mother and home caretaker. Rosa is grateful for being welcomed into an area of work traditionally left exclusively to the men.
- Performs work in the fields alongside the men providing her greater confidence of equality.
- Economically she is being able to assist and contribute in the costs of running her home.
- She is able to provide a better future for her daughter.
- Her work day starts early and finishes at noon which gives her the time she needs to also be with her family at home.
- She now sees herself as a productive woman who contributes to the development of both the company and her community.