THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Divine Chocolate
Divine Chocolate is co-owned by Kuapa Kokoo, a cocoa-growing cooperative in Ghana whose 85,000 farmer members get a share in the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace. Literally “good cocoa growers,” Kuapa Kookoo seeks to empower farmers in their efforts to gain a dignified livelihood, develop environmentally-friendly cultivation of cocoa, and increase women’s participation.
Margret Fianko has been a member of the co-op for 13 years. Having never gone to school, Margret is learning numeracy and literacy through a program managed by Kuapa and using her new skills to manage money in her market stall. She hopes to one day be elected as a Kuapa recorder—someone responsible for buying cocoa from other Kuapa members.
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