Divine is the only Fairtrade chocolate company which is 44% owned by cocoa farmers. While Fairtrade ensures farmers receive a better deal for their cocoa and additional income to invest in their community, company ownership gives farmers a share of Divine’s profits and a stronger voice in the cocoa industry.
Thanks to Fair Trade, small producer co-operatives of cocoa and sugar are able to invest in new social projects and access loans and technical assistance. One of these co-operatives is Kuapa Kokoo, which represents over 50,000 small scale cocoa growers who have produced the cocoa for our Easter chocolate.
Through the Fairtrade premiums, Kuapa Kokoo have been able to invest in their farmers communities. Some of these community projects funded include the provision of pump wells for clean drinking water and toilets, and also for building local schools.