Kuapa Kokoo is a cocoa-growing co-operative set up in 1993 representing about 40,000 farmers in and around Ghana. The quality of the cocoa beans from Ghana is ranked number one in the entire world!
Members of Kuapa Kokoo are predominantly small-holders highly reliant on cocoa income and living in remote and deprived parts of the country. Most of the cocoa-growing villages do not have access to healthcare, clean drinking water, or electricity. Not to mention that the majority of the farmers have low levels of education, with between 43%-60% being illiterate and 27% of the farmers have received no education at all.
The co-operative is also a 44% co-owner of the Divine Chocolate Company.
Kuapa Kokoo’s partnership with Fairtrade is helping community projects and putting frameworks in place to strengthen the organisation.
The extra money from the Fairtrade Premium has been used on many different projects.