Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Meals not included
In cooperation with Fathom Impact Travel, here's your chance to cruise with purpose for a positive impact in the Puerto Plata community. You'll participate in a hands-on visit to a chocolate factory founded by the enterprising women of the Dominican Republic. This endeavor is the result of a search for meaningful work so they can support their families.
At a local nursery, you'll begin with the cultivation of the cocoa plant by preparing organic soil and planting cocoa seeds.
In the chocolate factory, you'll work alongside the women of Chocal at various workstations. Together, you transform the cocoa bean into a delicious chocolate bar. Then, help the women package the chocolate and prepare it for sale.
By helping to improve productivity and increase sales, you'll also be helping the organization to thrive so it can hire more local women, providing critical income in a region with limited employment opportunities.
A hair net will be provided and must be worn. Shade is limited; to avoid sunburn, wear light, long clothing suitable for use as a cover-up. Bring a hat and sunglasses; wear biodegradable sunscreen. Bring bottled water. Bring an umbrella and cash for souvenirs. Bring cash in small bills; both American and Dominican currency is accepted. Wear comfortable, modest clothing and closed-toe shoes.