As Halloween quickly approaches, the candy bowls are being filled and the children wait in anticipation for goodies and treats. What’s not to love about the holiday that gives everyone an excuse to dress up as their favorite monster, Hollywood actor, or character? Not to mention, free candy! Bubble gum, candy corn, blow pops, skittles, and chocolate- especially chocolate! Yes, everyone loves chocolate and if you go to the grocery store you’ll see bulks of it being purchased to see the joy on your child’s face as they indulge in the sugary treat.
However, how would you feel if your child was working on a farm producing this chocolate in the worst form of child slavery today? The harsh reality of this question is that it is a reality. Nearly half a million children work on Cocoa farms across the Ivory Coast in Africa to produce and supply 40% of the world’s chocolate. Most of these children having not even taste the chocolate they let alone produce.Read More›