Archive for 'Ghana'

Women in Peru sort cocoa beans. Photo by Olaf Hammelburg, for LWR

Cocoa farmers taste chocolate for the very first time (video)

Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by .

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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 […]

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group of women and men in Ghana

We Remember Madam Christiana Ohene Agyare

Posted on 03. Jun, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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The Women & Mothers of Kuapa Kokoo (part two)

Posted on 06. May, 2013 by .

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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. […]

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Juliet Brago holding cocoa pods

The Women & Mothers of Kuapa Kokoo

Posted on 30. Apr, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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Why I’m Grateful for Community

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May Have Missed

Posted on 27. Jul, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You may have Missed

Posted on 18. May, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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