Junassandra Alejo Flores
Junassandra became a memeber of the coop back in 2010, on the back of the newly built processing facility that the coop had just built. By getting the quinoa processed themselves, the memebers of the cooperative recover some of the profits that would usually be made by middlemen (that have the capital to build a plant and buy the non processed grain). She has 1.5 hectares of quinoa and 2.5 hectares of other land. She also has 20 sheep. Junassandra sells a few when they are 6 months old for meat, but wants to keep growing number of sheep she has so that she can get plenty of home made fertilizer! Her preferred quinoa dish is masamora- the Andean version of porridge: made with quinoa and milk for breakfast.