December is an expensive month. Just as well we are selling some coffee for cash. Tomorrow is pay day 15th December. Pay day here comes twice a month 15th and 30th.
First there is the regular pay. This goes out whether or not there is work. For example the schools all get paid for a full December even though most of it is holidays.
Then there is the Decimo (I think that is what it is called). It is half the months salary that gets paid on top of the regular salary twice a year - once in December.
Then there is the holiday/severance money. This is an additional months salary. In my case this is also coming due in December. This is so one of my workers can get a coffee picking job during his vacation. It is not obligatory to pay this every year but it is better for me to get good work from individuals that know there is no massive cash dis-incentive to fire them.
Lastly, there are the Christmas baskets. For the workers, big food parcels of treats : Chocolate, cookies, nuts, rum, hams and so on.
Thank goodness Christmas comes but once a year.