We work with our partners to build long-term relationships with the farming communities on the ground so we can understand their lives.
“I hope to set an example for other women in my village so that they can see that there’s a way for them to have financial independence and to be proud. When I train other women, I see the effect it has on them and their confidence and independence.” – Yvonne Amenan Konan, farmer/farmer trainer, Côte d’Ivoire.
Cocoa communities often lack basic infrastructure and services, including schools, literacy and vocational training, access to safe water, and basic healthcare services. Gender imbalance also affects the sustainability of cocoa farming communities, with women having limited opportunities to build skills and generate income.
To give visibility to this project we share different sustainable messages on the inside of all our 100g bars packagings. Not only our sup- port to this project is important for Guylian, but as a brand with positive and social impact, we also want to contribute by raising awareness around the world about the projects we support.
Cocoa Horizons is an impact driven program focused on cocoa farmer prosperity and helping build self-sustaining farming communities that protect nature and children. The Cocoa Horizons Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization supervised by the Swiss Federal Foundation Supervisory Authority.