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Every employee also has a photo documented benefit form, with an accumulated retirement benefit. On top of this, Tulio offers employees a "share" in a part of the farm. If they want, he will assign to them a portion of the coffee land to care for and harvest. They get to keep/sell the harvest from this portion as they see fit. Several of his employees have used this extra income to buy nearby coffee farm land. The program allows emloyees to become coffee producers, to learn the trade from this perspective while using all the implements and needed supplies of the farm, then to end up owning a small coffee farm. It's somewhat of a traditional practice in the area, but purely optional on Tulio's part. You find this sort of attitude toward social equality in Brazil, and while I am not saying Brazil is without bias and problems, this is really amazing to me.