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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.

  1. Cocoa farmers are only paid $2 a day – that’s less than the cost of 1 block of chocolate!! Average family size is 8.

  2. 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.

  3. These children are deprived of an education that could lift them out of poverty

  4. Poverty drives child labour.

  5. Chocolate companies make a huge profit.

  6. It would take as little as 14 cents extra cost per 100g chocolate to change this.

WE CAN:

  1. Look for certification logos when we buy chocolate.

  2. Read and sign theonline petition – freedomunited.org https://www.freedomunited.org/advocate/

  3. 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



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