Olowo-n'djo's Blog – Alaffia

Spend for Good

Spend for Good

by Olowo-n'djo Tchala

"Producers’ cooperatives are an essential lifeline for any woman selling to the international market. In addition to ensuring Togolese women a voice, flexible working hours, and fair wages, they’re also gatekeepers of cultural integrity and authenticity." – From Cause Consumer's “Beauty Products ...

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Then & Now: Kante Baobab Collective

Then & Now: Kante Baobab Collective

by Olowo-n'djo Tchala

In 2015, I met with the Kante Baobab Collective. I was drawn to Kante, as the area is one of the most poverty stricken in Togo, and women rely on collecting and selling baobab fruits from the wild baobab trees that grow in and around their farms for additional income. Baobab trees live for severa...

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Corporate Excellence Award in Washington D.C.

Corporate Excellence Award in Washington D.C.

by Olowo-n'djo Tchala

My co-founder, Prairie Rose Hyde, and I were honored by Under Secretary of State David Hale and Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh with the 2018 Award for Corporate Excellence in Women’s Economic Empowerment at a ceremony in Washington D.C. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2019. I spoke about the influ...

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