Farmers Ioane and Teu Paulo from the village of Malie

cacao beans

Wonderful day farm touring with Ioane Paulo in the village of Malie. Lots of laughs and a few tears. Ioane remembers papa and reminds us about how much love he had for his people and what the alofa his people still carry for him

Lafi7 lives on

Living Koko Community

On our visit to Ioane and Teu Paulo’s farm Ioane shared that he had nurtured one of the famous Lafi7 trees here on his farm. Lafi7 is a strand of cacao bean that was created by Laulu Sesole John Stanley (my Papa) whilst working as Assistant General Manager of WSTEC.  During the height of the German administration of […]

A coming together of minds…

Living Koko Community

Day 3: in Samoa and we are off to meet the Adimaimalaga Tafuna’i co-founder and the executive director of Women in Business Development Inc (WIBDI) and Alberta Vitale,  Associate Director – Programmes.  WIBDI is an inspiring organisation that is dedicated to strengthening village economies in Samoa in ways that honour indigenous tradition, use traditional and modern […]