Let's Donate to Rescue Chocolate Slaves in Cocoa Farms

Let's Donate to Rescue Chocolate Slaves in Cocoa Farms

From Jennifer Obeng

Every year, Cocoa Farmers and Chocolate Manufacturers make $188 billion. The sad news about this industry is that children are exploited as slaves in hazardous working conditions around the clock without pay.

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My forefathers were the first to plant cocoa in a town called Mampong Akwapim in Ghana before it spread to neighboring Ivory Coast. Today, Ghana and Ivory Coast produce about 68% of world cocoa beans which is exported and processed to make chocolate.

Growing up in Ghana before migrating to the United States, i have seen children cut off their hands numerous times splitting cocoa pods to extract the beans. I have seen children go to bed without adequate food after working on cocoa farms all day. I have seen children working on cocoa farms with wounds on their body without treatment.

This is why as a Nurse, I have devoted part of my time to Global Givers Action Foundation (GGAF) to help rescue children from cocoa plantations and give them education and humanitarian support.

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