Cacao farmers in the Dominican Republic have been fighting a losing battle with the global economy for a long time. But now, as part of the Loma Guaconejo cooperative, they've found a way to turn the system in their favor.
One of my favorite parts of this story is the frank and funny comments from Ludovina Silverio Santos, a member of the cooperative. It's Santos' delivery of her "lines" that really makes this story for me. She reminds me of another frank and funny cacao (also known as cocoa) farmer, David Kpan of Liberia. I had the pleasure of meeting him last year while working on Bread's 2011 Offering of Letters video, which is about reforming foreign assistance. Fast forward to 4:09 for what I consider to be David's best "line".
This story is part of our Wednesday ViewChange video series.
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