Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Alaffia's New Shea Cooperative

Dear friends of Alaffia,

It is my sincere wish that this note finds you and your family in good health.  Six weeks ago, I promised to update you on Alaffia’s progress in establishing a new cooperative in northern Togo near the village of Djapak.  A couple of weeks ago, I returned from working with our team in Djapak and put together this brief video as an update on the cooperative and to give you a sense of this difficult area.  As you can see, while fair trade is important, it is simply not enough to raise our communities out of extreme poverty. I will keep you posted on our progress in the months going forward. To me, Alaffia’s new cooperative in Djapak is only possible because of your continuing support, for which I cannot thank you enough.


On behalf of all of us at Alaffia, please accept our deepest gratitude for your care and support.  Your individual actions contribute to the betterment of lives of individuals in our most impoverished communities.

I wish you a peaceful and happy spring.

Peacefully yours,



  1. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Evou Apegame. I love reading about the work you are doing! If you are looking for contacts in other potentially interested communities I'd gladly provide them.

    1. Hello Nabiliwa! Thank you so much for your support and all the work you've done during your time in the Peace Corps. We appreciate it! Feel free to send us more information at communications@alaffia.com. :)

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