Inza Sanogo is a cocoa producer and certified trainer at COOP-CA-REFSI in the Koffikro village of Côte d’Ivoire. “Before, our parents worked in the cocoa fields and did the best they could. Now that we’re fair trade certified, we have new infrastructure for the village, as well as trainings to continue improving our skills.”
|As we enter the last week of Fair Trade Month, and look forward to Halloween this weekend, we have one final ask of you: consider how your Halloween dollars can do more for cocoa farmers by choosing Fair Trade Certified™ chocolate. |
It’s also the last week of our Fair Trade Month Giveaway – don’t miss your chance to show us how your dollars do more and enter to win a $250 gift card!
|Help End Child Labor with your Halloween Dollars|
|71% of child labor takes place in the agricultural sector. This is especially true in West Africa, where nearly 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from. It is estimated that 1.5 million children work on cocoa farms.|
Fair trade standards prohibit child labor, and Community Development Funds help cocoa farmers invest in solutions like ensuring access to education. By choosing Fair Trade Certified chocolate this Halloween, your dollars can do more to end child labor.
Children of farmers in the COOP-CA-REFSI cocoa cooperative in the Koffikro village of Côte d’Ivoire attend school.
|Fair Trade Month Giveaway Ends on October 31st!|
| Participating is easy – just head to your local grocery store, find a Fair Trade Certified product, snap a photo and post to Instagram or Facebook with #MyDollarsDoMore, tagging the retailer and @fairtradecertified.|
Full details HERE.