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Women cocoa farmers deserve better
  • Petitioned Mars, Mondelez and Nestle

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Mars, Mondelez and Nestle

Women cocoa farmers deserve better

    1. Sponsored by

      Oxfam America

Chocolate is a $100 billion industry – but most cocoa farmers live on less than $2 a day. And the women working on cocoa farms have it the hardest.

Women on cocoa farms get less training than men – and they get paid less (if they get paid at all!). Compared to men, women cocoa farmers struggle to get loans and rarely get to own the land they farm, even if they work the same plot their entire lives.

The big chocolate companies employ millions of people in poor countries – and consumers like you and me have a powerful influence on their behavior.
With our voices, we can support women like Olga Adou, a cocoa farmer in Côte d’Ivoire who is beating the odds. Olga understands the struggles women cocoa farmers face. She started a cocoa cooperative to support fellow farmers – helping them get training to improve their skills, access tools like fertilizers to strengthen their cocoa crop, and more.

Olga is doing her part to change the way women cocoa farmers are treated – and she wants the big chocolate companies to start doing theirs. Mars, Mondelez and Nestlé are the big companies that make Oreos, M&M's and Crunch. They can change their policies to help ensure that women cocoa farmers like Olga are treated equally – but they need to hear from consumers like you.

As Olga told us: "We want these conditions to get better. With international pressure, things will start to change."

Will you help us make that change? Speak up today.

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    1. Reached 25,000 signatures

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    • Amber Lilyfield BRANDON, FL
      • 9 months ago

      We need our chocolate delivered with humanity and compassion. These people work hard, and they deserve to be rewarded, not punished.

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    • Craig Shaw Sullivan DUMBARTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Craig Shaw Sullivan.

      25 White Ave, Silverton, Dumbarton, Scotland,G822JL.

      Oxfam will as you can help with tax money to get them help with Woman cocoa farmers in Africa, China.

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    • Craig Shaw Sullivan WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I hope tax money in America will good to good us to help farmers in Africa to get a fair pay.

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    • Anna Saguinsin AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because every woman deserves to have equal access to education, facilities, tools needed for them to grow.

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    • Muriel Saragoussi BRASíLIA, BRAZIL
      • over 1 year ago

      Justice and equity are always important!!!

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