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 Samoa over a hundred years ago, Lafi was part of the expansive Deutsche-Handels-und-Plantagen-Gesellschaft (DHPG) farm that once boasted of owning up to one-sixth of Samoa’s total land area.

Together we walked through his plantation in search of the tree.  A beautiful solid low lying tree obviously planted by cuttings and alive because of papa.

Mum and I teared up.

One Response

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.