At Ocati we offer our employees a safe and healthy work environment. We also have a wellness program that includes an employee fund, educational scholarships, and birth control, among others.
In addition to guaranteeing our staff fair working conditions, we have also set up a fund for employees, where they can keep their savings and benefit from above average interest rates. Members can borrow money from the fund for emergencies, for education purposes, and to build or repair their homes. Over the years the fund has helped staff that do not own their own homes to build ones for themselves. Through this program, the fund purchases suitable plots of land, divides them, builds internal roads, installs water and sewer systems, and finally, provides electricity and phone networks. Once this process is complete, the fund sells the lots to members at below market value, it helps members find and access any available construction subsidies, and it offers them competitive loans for the construction of their home.
OCATI® also offers its staff, and their children, 8 university scholarships each semester. Scholarship recipients may receive up to 100% of their tuition fees starting the second semester for the local university or college of their choosing. To receive the scholarship the following semester, students must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress. Through this program, more than 9 students have graduated so far with degrees in diverse careers.
OCATI® contributes to a number of foundations by providing monetary donations, fruits, and vegetables. These are the foundations we support:
- Promotes forest conservation
- Promotes the human rights of the rural population, including fair wages for farm workers, no child labor, work environments free of harassment and in continuous improvement, among others.
- Improves the livelihoods of farmers and communities.
- Promotes the preservation of pollinators and water sources.
CUNA CARRANGUERA (CORPOCARRANGA) CULTURAL CORPORATION
Dedicated to promoting the values and pride of Andean farmers, specially the musical style known as “carranga”, which tells tales of the local countryside, animals and Mother Earth. In 2016, Ocati sponsored the “Convite Nacional de Música Campesina” event which took place in Tinjacá, Boyacá, from the 13-15 of August.
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SAN FELIPE NERI DIVINE REDEMPTION MISSIONARIES FOUNDATION
Dedicated to assisting vulnerable communities by providing food, shelter, and psychological support. They help over 340 people daily.
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SANTA MARÍA SOCIAL FOUNDATION
Dedicated to helping more than 290 disabled and vulnerable people in situations of poverty and exclusion by providing education, food, medical therapy, and recreation.
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MISSIONARY WORK JESUS AND MARY
Dedicated to assisting vulnerable young females by providing them moral and religious guidance, as well as education in informatics.
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