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SUSTAINABILITY: EZAKA, ADOPTING A COCOA COOPERATIVE IN MADAGASCAR

We are devoted to helping rural farmers in Madagascar access the training and equipment they need to get more value from their crops.

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CONNECTING COMMUNITIES
Madécasse makes dark chocolate in Madagascar and The Chocolate Room is all about decadent chocolate creations. Besides chocolate, we share a commitment to make a positive impact on cocoa farmers. We’re working together to provide a cocoa cooperative with:

• Training and equipment
• Higher prices for cocoa
• Stable market for crops

RAISING AWARENESS
In April 2009, The Chocolate Room and Madécasse hosted an educational tasting about chocolate making, from tree to bean to bar. All proceeds were used to provide a start-up loan to Ezaka (ayzaka), a cocoa cooperative in the Sambirano Valley of
Madagascar. Ezaka used the funds to construct fermentation boxes and a drying area. Cooperative members are using the equipment to a produce a higher priced premium cocoa for Madécasse chocolate.

IMPACT BEYOND THE FARM
The benefits of your purchase go beyond the farm. Madécasse chocolate is one of the only fine chocolates made in all of Africa! This creates 4x more income for the Malagasy people (vs exporting Fair Trade cocoa).

GETTING INVOLVED
To learn more about Project Ezaka, inquire at The Chocolate Room or write to info@madecasse.com. You can also support Ezaka by enjoying Madécasse chocolate at The Chocolate Room!