This should be a prosperous time for Justice Obini, a cocoa farmer in West Africa. With appetite for chocolate at an all-time high – the global demand has risen 13 percent in five years – his cocoa beans are sought after. Yet Obini struggles daily to take care of his farm -- and his family of ten.
LOS ANGELES – Sep. 25, 2014 – Giumarra Borquez announces that its Fair Trade Certified™ growing partner, Campos Borquez, recently completed the construction of dental and optometry centers for its employees and their family members in the city of Obregón, Sonora, Mexico.
The two new facilities were built adjacent to the existing employee health care center. Farm worker community development funds from Giumarra Borquez’s participation in the Fair Trade program were used to build the new centers, and will also be used to operate it.