THE MILL, LA FELSINA
Nestled in the city of Guarambare, La Felsina was founded almost 100 years ago. This fourth-generation family-run mill has honed superior methods of preserving quality through tradition that has played a significant role in the history of Paraguay.
La Felsina works closely with local farmers.
HISTORY IN THE MAKING
Bernardo Ruiz Diaz (left) and Victor Manuel Lugo. Bernardo’s father started providing sugar cane to La Felsina over 30 years ago. Now Bernardo owns seven hectares of sugar cane and has supplied them for 22 years.
He has been an organic producer since 1998.
JUAN MANCUELLO AND HIS DAUGHTER
Juan Mancuello started out getting by on a shoestring and renting three hectares of land. With the support of La Felsina through seeds, fertilizer, and credits, he was able to buy the land and increase from three to nine hectares. Juan Mancuello was also able to put his daughter through college and she has since graduated with an Agronomy degree.
He has been an organic producer since 2005.
TRADITION IN ACTION
Still today, small farmers transport cane from the fields to the mill by oxcart.