I sat and talked to Grace Osei (65), president of the Women’s Society which has 32 members. She has two cocoa farms 7 acres and 13 acres delivering 15 sacks of cocoa, and has nine children between 17 and 45 and nine grandchildren. She has been a member of Kuapa for 13 years and attended the AGM in 2010 as a delegate. She talked about how last year’s crop wasn’t as good as usual and she wants to make sure she gets one of the machetes that Kuapa is giving farmers. Augustine Kusi, the Recorder at Ntinako, took us to his cocoa farm. He told us about a hybrid that bears fruit quickly called “Akokora Bedi” which translates as “An old man will chop”. Back at the Society office, the posters that Kuapa has produced as part of its Child Labour Awareness Programme were in full view pasted on the front of the society shed.
David Upton was really pleased to have had the opportunity to go out to Ghana so soon after joining Divine. "It was brilliant to be able to really connect myself with what this company is about and what we're trying to achieve," he says.