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Colombia’s cocoa power!

Colombia’s cocoa power!

16 November 2023

In September, our Colombia team pulled off quite the feat, organizing the Festival del Cacao with the help of one of its financial partners! The Festival del Cacao brought together cocoa producers that SOCODEVI supports in the Putumayo region, one of four regions where the AGROEMPRENDE CACAO project operates in Colombia.

Continuing to support rural Bolivian families

Continuing to support rural Bolivian families

Set course for Bolivia, where SOCODEVI officially launched a tara development project in September called SAYARYI. Suzanne Mailhot, SOCODEVI’s chair and Promutuel Insurance representative, and Louis Marcotte, Ambassador of Canada to Bolivia and Peru, attended the project launch in person.

New initiative on Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan

New initiative on Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan

11 September 2023

SOCODEVI officially launched PRODISOL, its new project in Guatemala. This initiative will focus on improving the living conditions of women and young people working in the tourism sector.

Together for the women of Ghana!

Together for the women of Ghana!

The TohetHER project in Ghana is off and running! The launch event took place on March 29, in the presence of representatives of Global Affairs Canada and several players in the cocoa industry.

An international event for gender equality

An international event for gender equality

SOCODEVI was present at the 6th edition of Women Deliver, one of the world's leading conferences on gender equality, held in Kigali from July 17 to 20, 2023.

Tara Terrific! A new sector in Bolivia

Tara Terrific! A new sector in Bolivia

17 December 2021

Colombia: Sowing hope, growing peace

Colombia: Sowing hope, growing peace

29 June 2021

“I want to make our plantation a profitable and model family business, in order to show the benefits of working legally to the community and to motivate young people. I think there’s something truly magical about cocoa. That’s why I say cocoa is peace, it is life.”

Annual Assembly 2020: an unprecedented gathering!

Annual Assembly 2020: an unprecedented gathering!

27 November 2020

On November 10, close to 350 people attended SOCODEVI’s 35thAnnual Assembly, where many proud moments were celebrated. Organizers hosted the major annual event in a virtual meeting space, thus extending its reach and creating the opportunity to welcome representatives of financial and other partners, members

For a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery, think coop!

For a sustainable and inclusive economic recovery, think coop!

26 June 2020

For the International Day of Cooperatives (July 4), the Société de coopération pour le développement international (SOCODEVI) invites governments and donors to include cooperatives in their international development strategies for a sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic economic recovery! “ No economy has been spared by the

Golf, cooperation and solidarity profiting the SOCODEVI Foundation

Golf, cooperation and solidarity profiting the SOCODEVI Foundation

17 December 2019

It’s the thousands of families supported by SOCODEVI around the world that were the big winners of the 13th annual golf tournament held for the benefit of the SOCODEVI foundation. More than $55,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of participants and the contribution of SSQ