Archive for 'Ghana'
Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by Nikki Massie.
Chocolate. It’s almost a food group unto itself. Whether you are personally a fan or not, you probably know someone who absolutely loves a rich, delicious piece of chocolate from time to time. That love of chocolate helps spur the global demand for cocoa — a $110 billion per year industry. Think you know all […]
Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by Dan Ruth.
The first time I visited Nicaragua — one of the major coffee-producing countries in Central America and a focus of Ground Up: The LWR Coffee and Cocoa Initiative — I was perplexed that the only coffee we had to drink was prepackaged instant coffee. Nowhere in sight were the beautifully bistre roasted beans of the […]
Posted on 03. Jun, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
Lutheran World Relief is saddened to learn the news that on May 19th Madam Christiana Ohene Agyare, President of Kuapa Kokoo, passed away after a brief illness. Kuapa Kokoo is the democratically operated, Fair Trade certified cooperative of cocoa farmers in Ghana, which sources cocoa for Divine Chocolate and whose farmers are part owners of […]
Posted on 06. May, 2013 by Chandler Carriker.
This is part two of a two-part series. Read part one. The Bible is filled with stories of mothers who make an incredible difference in the lives of those around them. From Sarah to Mary, mothers and strong women followed God’s call, protected those entrusted to them and spoke with prophetic vision for their communities. […]
Posted on 30. Apr, 2013 by Chandler Carriker.
The Bible is filled with stories of mothers who make an incredible difference in the lives of those around them. From Sarah to Mary, mothers and strong women followed God’s call, protected those entrusted to them and spoke with prophetic vision for their communities. Kuapa Kokoo is a democratically operated, Fair Trade certified cooperative of […]
Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by Chandler Carriker.
I had the joy of attending my brother’s wedding just a few weeks back. Surrounded by family, old friends and communities that have all played an important part in my life and my faith journey reminded me of the importance of gratitude as a practice of Christian discipleship. Gratitude for the ways that God has […]
Posted on 27. Jul, 2012 by Dan Ruth.
Olympic fever dominates the headlines this week, especially as the Opening Ceremonies come our way tonight. Will Michael Phelps maintain his Olympic domination, or will Ryan Lochte overtake Phelps in this year’s competition? But what else is happening around the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7a: Using Text Messages: The Philippines, the […]
Posted on 18. May, 2012 by Amy Burke.
Amongst the continued violence in Syria, controversial magazine covers and political decisions, another week in the US has come and gone. What big global events have happened this week? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7a: A Known Military Strategist for the LRA has been arrested: A PODCAST also talks about the history of the […]
Posted on 20. Oct, 2010 by Dan Ruth.
It was fun to see that LWR’s Fair Trade™ partner, Divine Chocolate, recently featured on CNN’s Inside Africa. The video below gives a wonderful introduction to Fair Trade chocolate and to Kuapa Kokoo, the cooperative of chocolate farmers in Ghana with whom LWR works. Learn more about Kuapa Kokoo and buy some chocolate today!