Divine was dubbly delighted to host a visit by Kuapa Kokoo members Mary Appiah and Esther Mintah Ephraim – both from the Western Region of Ghana, and both first time travellers to UK. Mary is 60, and comes from Enchi where she has a 7.5 acre farm. She’s been a member of Kuapa Kokoo for 6 years. Esther is 28, from Agyedum, and her family farm is 38 acres. She’s been a Kuapa member for 8 years.
They said everywhere they went how proud they were to be here and to be representing the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative. They loved fish & chips, were amazed by Tower Bridge and the fact it could open, and blown away by the size of the Thames. They were delighted by the glimpses of countryside through the train window on trips out of London, but hated escalators and the cold winter weather! Bbrrrrr.
Their trip to the UK was very important and they have inspired so many more people here to support Fairtrade and to cherish the favourite foods we buy – especially chocolate!