Thinking of volunteering in Ghana?
Did you know that Ghana is one of the biggest suppliers of cocoa to the world market?
And there are also lots of local companies in Ghana making finished chocolate bars.
We always urge our participants who are volunteering in Ghana to try some of the local chocolate and even bring some home as gifts.
One chocolate brand in Ghana that we like is Divine Chocolate.
Divine Chocolate is co-owned by the 85,000 farmer members of Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative in Ghana that supplies the cocoa for each bar of Divine. As owners, they get a share in the profits, a say in the company, and a voice in the global marketplace.
When you are volunteering in Ghana, feel free to visit the co-op in the Ash-Town section of Kumasi. If you are back home, you can buy their chocolate at their online store.
Kuapa Kokoo farmers Linda and Victoria spoke at the Divine Chocolate ‘What is it about women and chocolate?’ briefing at the Lansdowne Club in London on 9th March 2017. They explained how membership of Kuapa and co-owning the Divine Chocolate company is empowering women like them: