Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Talk about Fairtrade at Pop-Up Cafe
Two farmers visiting from Ghana’s Kuapa Kokoo cooperative – part owners of Divine Chocolate – took part in a Fairtrade America Pop-Up Café in Washington, D.C. today. Christiana Adusei and Afriye Kwesi Boateng spoke with the crowd gathered at the Georgetown Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop about Kuapa Kokoo and the benefits of fair trade.
Fairtrade America Board Chair Bama Athreya (right) presents Christiana Adusei of Ghana’s Kuapa Kokoo cooperative, part owner of Divine Chocolate, with a t-shirt during the Fairtrade America Pop-Up Café.
Special thanks to everyone from Ben & Jerry’s, Divine Chocolate, FreshBlooms, Glee Gum and Wholesome Sweeteners for donating samples of their Fairtrade products and for all their support in making the Pop-Up Café a success.
Pop-Up Café participants pictured above are (from left to right) Amanda White of Divine Chocolate, Sean Greenwood of Ben & Jerry’s, Bama Athreya of Fairtrade America, Afriye Kwesi Boateng of Kuapa Kokoo, Enrique Hennings of Fairtrade America, Christiana Adusei of Kuapa Kokoo, Andre Hennings of Fairtrade America, Suzanne Jardine of Fairtrade Canada and Awilda Jackson of FreshBlooms.
More photos of the event are available here.