This year we’re Celebrating Divine Women for Fairtrade Fortnight – the amazing women who have supported Divine (and those who just loving eating it!) here in the UK and Ireland, as well as the women of Kuapa Kokoo who’ve been empowered by their organisation and grasped new opportunities with both hands.
Tal at Divine HQ has done an incredible job of putting the Divine/Kuapa roadshow together – this year we’ll be taking in Liverpool, Warrington, Bradford and then heading south to Oxford, Cardiff and London. Not only that – but we’re combining both a celebration of Fairtrade and the centenary of International Women’s Day – hopefully throwing in some partying for Ghana Independence Day too. (Find out more about the tour here)
Everything kicked off early this morning with the arrival of Fatima Ali and Harriet Boatemaa at Heathrow – two young cocoa farmers on their first trip out of Ghana – and full of amazement and curiosity about everything they see. First plane, first escalator, first brick houses, first very fat black cat..lots of firsts.
Tomorrow they’ll be coming in to meet everyone at Divine – and then off to their first Fairtrade Fortnight event in Greenwich. I left them watching The Railway Children in their hotel – and excited about all the new experiences to come.