Globally, women and children are the most impacted by poverty, including often living in dangerous conditions and having limited access to educational opportunities. This is especially true in the Ivory Coast, where the majority of the world’s cocoa is grown and harvested.
As mother/daughter-founders, we strive to lift up women and the children they love and care for. We are mindful of the impact of the cocoa industry on women and children – especially the critical issue of forced child labor in the supply chain, in part a result of limited educational options and extreme poverty.
In the Ivory Coast, 1.6 million children are unable to attend school partly because there are not enough classrooms. That’s why we support a women-led recycling initiative that converts plastic waste into modular bricks used to build easy-to-assemble, durable classrooms in the region. The goal? Waste not wasted, a new income stream for vulnerable women, and healthier children with a safe place to go to school.
EMBEDDED VIDEO HERE
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Each plastic brick costs $4 to manufacture, so we’ve added an option for you to “buy” one as part of your online purchase.