Who made this product? This fair trade chocolate bar is made through the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative in Ghana. Kuapa Kokoo represents 45,000 cocoa farmers and has a stake in the first farmer-owned chocolate company in the world: Divine Chocolate Limited. Because of the company's unique partnership model, the cocoa farmers participate directly in the decisions made by the organization and share in any potential profits. Kuapa's cocoa farmers receive above-market Fair Trade premiums for their cocoa beans which are used to fund community development projects like wells and schools.
Why is it ethical? Although it may be unthinkable that the chocolate we enjoy could come from the hands of children working as slaves, in Ivory Coast and other cocoa-producing countries, there are an estimated 100,000 children working the fields, many against their will, to create the chocolate delicacies. Divine works hard to make sure that children remain in school and stay educated. The workers are paid fair wages to ensure they can support their families to do so.