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Alaffia Company Profile

Alaffia was co-founded in 2003 by Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Rose Hyde as a means of alleviating poverty and advancing gender equality in Togo, West Africa. Alaffia was created to help West African communities become sustainable, and we do this through the fair trade of indigenous resources. Empowering individuals is one key to sustainability. We encourage empowerment through our community projects, our women’s cooperatives, and through education and involvement in our local, customer communities. We firmly believe that the cooperation of people across the world is an essential part of building sustainability in all our communities.

News from Alaffia:

Couch Surfing CEO Empowers Women in West Africa

Alaffia's Empowerment Tour is coming to a city near you. OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Alaffia, a Fair Trade body care company based in Olympia WA, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary by sending CEO Olowo-n'djo Tchala on a two month, 8,780 mile, couch surfing tour acro…

Local Activist Wins Washington State Jefferson Award for Public Service Vote to Send Alaffia Founder to 2013 National Ceremony

OLYMPIA, Wash., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Olowo-n'djo Tchala of Olympia has been selected to receive a Washington State Jefferson Award in recognition of his mission to advance gender equality and alleviate poverty in his native Togo, West Africa. The Jefferson Awards for Public Se…