Chocolate from Congo (DRC)

Country : Democratic Republic of Congo
Item : Dark chocolate, 63% cocoa (100 g), andMilk chocolate, 38% cocoa (100 g)
Company : Virunga Origins Registered as " Virunga Chocolat SARL
Due diligence report : See the pageTransparency.
Retrades :Purchased in the warfairer

About the chocolate from Congo (DRC)

We have found this unique quality of quality-chocolate produced in the eastern Congo (DRC) by an establishment established by : Virunga National ParkWith the help of some of Belgium's most of the chocolate experts.

It is a chocolate that contributes to sustainability, peace and prosperity in one of the areas in the world that has been and has been hardest hit by both conflict, poverty and disease with both Ebola and Corona virus.

The Kakaobans are bought by farmers and women around the chocolate factory, thereby contributing to the support of the National Park.

The chocolate is produced with local manpower, some of whom are young women who have lost their husbands who worked as a parquis in Virunga National Park. The area is still marked by outlaws and criminal groups that attack both villages and the guards of the National Park.

The surplus from the production of chocolate is 100% to Virunga National Park-50% is used for nature protection, including by the rare mountain fighters of the park, and 50% to create development in the surrounding villages.

The aim is therefore, fully in line with the vision of warfairness, to contribute to peace in the area by ensuring employment for young people in particular, and keeping them away from the armed groups and giving them new opportunities.

The purchase of cocoa for the production of chocolate is also ensured that the money from the cocoa beans does not fund further conflict.

The way they put it on the back of the chocolate wrapper :

" It's simple. When you buy the chocolate, the farmers will be around Virunga National Park happy. The guards in the park will be happy. The gorillas and the rest of the wildlife will be happy. And when you take the first bite, you'll be extremely happy, too. That's what we call double joy! "

There are two kinds of chocolates :

  1. Dark chocolate, 63% cocoa, 100 grams.
  2. Milk chocolate, 38% cocoa,100 grams

About the Democratic Republic of Congo

DR Congo is one of the world's poorest countries, where over two-thirds of the population live in extreme poverty and 4 out of 10 children are wrong-and undernourists.

The political situation has been unstable, large parts of the country have been hit by conflict. In the period from 1998 to 2003, in what is referred to as the 'second Congolese war', it was called the 'second Congolese war', where internal groups and eight African countries fought against each other in the DRC. It is estimated that over five million congolesans lost their lives during the brutal war.

The East DR Congo, where Virunga National Park is, and the chocolate comes from, continues to be severely affected by conflict with over 130 armed groups that are committing atrocities to the local population and also on the paratrocities that are trying to protect the national park.

The DRC is at the bottom of virtually all rank and sparse, including human development, infrastructure, corruption, and the ability to start and run a business. That's why the startup of Virunga Origins An accomplishment created under difficult conditions and a desire to create hope in the area.