THE DARK SIDE OF CHOCOLATE
These kids love their chocolate, but children on the Ivory Coast have never tasted the chocolate made from the cocoa beans they collect. Take a minute to catch their story.
Cocoa farmers are only paid $2 a day – that’s less than the cost of 1 block of chocolate!! Average family size is 8.
Children as young as 5 work on the farms using toxic chemicals without protection and handle sharp tools like machetes up to 8 hours a day.
These children are deprived of an education that could lift them out of poverty
Poverty drives child labour.
Chocolate companies make a huge profit.
It would take as little as 14 cents extra cost per 100g chocolate to change this.
Look for certification logos when we buy chocolate.
Read and sign theonline petition – freedomunited.org https://www.freedomunited.org/advocate/
Contact chocolate companies and ask them to give their workers a better deal – use the wording of the online petition…..
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE