Chocolate for Obama in Ghana

Chuck Zimmerman

Divine Dark Fruit and NutThe folks at Divine Chocolate are inviting Pres. Obama to visit and learn more about cocoa farmers in Ghana. Free samples will be available at stores in Washington, DC.

Kuapa Kokoo, co-owners of Divine Chocolate, the pioneering fair trade chocolate brand, proudly extends an invitation for President Obama to come visit them during his upcoming trip to Ghana. The invitation includes the opportunity to learn not only about cocoa from Ghana, but how this dynamic group of 45,000 cocoa farmers is using democratic cooperation and Fair Trade as a way to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and to invest in their future.

“We wish to show Mr. Obama how cocoa farmers have joined together to build our communities, invest in education, clean water and health. We urge him to join our call for fair and dignified trade so that we farmers can be a greater part of the solution to problems facing Ghana and all of Africa,” says Mr. Paul CK. Buah, President of Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Cooperative.

Kuapa Kokoo has been internationally recognized for its pioneering efforts in Fair Trade. It is also an example of how African led social enterprises can be leading forces for achieving development goals on the continent.