Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Buy a Cocoa Tree" Campaign

Because of last year's success we are promoting the "Buy a Cocoa Tree" campaign again this year - but with a little bonus offer for you! A Grenada Gift Basket from L.A. Burdick's Cocoa Isle Collection will be awarded to the three individuals or companies that donate the most trees. This is a timely campaign as it is the rainy season in Grenada and the ideal time to plant new cocoa trees.  Buying these young cocoa trees will help keep production alive - great chocolate is only as good as the cocoa beans from which it is derived.

This campaign is in partnership with L.A. Burdick Chocolate, who are committed to helping CFFI support the small cocoa farmers and the fragile ecosystem in which they work.

For more information, visit  Please click the "Donate" tab to purchase your trees today!  Thank you for your support!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Putting a Donated Sewing Machine to Good Use

Thanks to a sewing machine generously donated by Tanya in New Hampshire, CFFI has expanded our crafts again!  We’re continuing to work with the African textiles Dorise collected from a trip to Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. 

Textiles from Trinidad
Rita Julien, who also makes beautiful recycled plastic bags for CFFI, is working full-time on the sewing machine and is currently making a variety of beautiful shoulder bags.

Rita working on the sewing machine


Drilling Eastern Carib coins for buttons

In addition to these bags, we will continue making napkins as well as baby carrier wraps! Thanks Tanya for your generous support as we continue to train local women in crafts.

Making pockets for shoulder bags