On Compassion and Reciprocity
Excerpts from an interview with Aleya Freeman Fraser and Michael Paris on August 9th, 2022
By Rheanna Chen
Aleya Freeman Fraser and Michael Paris, are the dynamic duo and founders of Panorama Cacao. They live in Maracas, St. Joseph, surrounded by the hills and forest of Trinidad. Aleya has been involved in permaculture, food justice and sovereignty while Michael has committed to agro-processing and social enterprise. Together, they bring alot of knowledge and wisdom to their offerings. They recently had a baby and have devoted their life to working with the land and supporting other farmers. They value compassion and community. As they venture into processing cacao from the pod into the bars, they are constantly thinking of ways to share their resources with others. They are hard working, caring and a loving family unit.
Listen to hear more of their journey.
For your consideration:
When raising a family, how do we depend on community- human and non-human beings. Where are the circles of compassion and reciprocity, and the messages to ask for help when we need it?