Women: In many parts of the world, they are still highly disadvantaged & dependent and thus, not able to live a self-determined life. This sad fact holds especially true for the extremely poor Eastern Congo region, where women are often mistreated and even raped on a daily basis.

Together with our local partners, Original Beans has set out to build up a real alternative for these women -- who are usually not involved in cash crop growing -- by engaging them in sustainable cacao cultivation around Virunga National Park.

Our project leader Hilde de Beule and her team work on the ground to empower women; teaching them how to grow, harvest & process top-quality cacao. Additionally, a radio programm on cacao spreads useful knowledge to the most remote places and allows for an exchange of expertise among female cacao farmers and experts.

Click here for more information: originalbeans.com/our-conservation-heroes-2/

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