Helping African Cocoa Farmers
Project Hope and Fairness is making 7 villages in Côte d'Ivoire into cacao processing centers. This will in effect end the colonial grasp on the cocoa farmer. The Depa project will be finished by Christmas, 2016.
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Children in the cocoa-growing areas are expected to do a lot of household chores, in this case the dishes.
Made from the beans of seven villages in Côte d'Ivoire; 25 cents from sale of each bar used to start micro chocolate factories.
Mensah and his wife are "rich." They live in the village of Edumfe, Ghana in an air-conditioned house.
This woman is Burkinabe--from Burkina Faso--and she lives in a hamlet that is separate from the main community.
Each tree produces 30-40 pods per year and each pod contains about 40 beans, which are covered in delicious tasting "placental tissue."
A tree in Dadease, Ghana. Cocoa comes in many varieties. This tree is probably partly Trinitario, which is characterized by red pods.
Meet Kingsley Etchu who is anxious for us to start building the cocoa research center!
Project Hope and Fairness has four missions...
West Africans have little economic opportunity. This boy chose to leave Cote d'Ivoire by suitcase. Such a story would not happen if we changed the structure of the world chocolate industry.
Our story is the story of African cocoa farmers.
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David documents life in the cocoa farming village.
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