Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
Cacao & Womens Chocolate Cooperative
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Working in cooperation with Fathom Impact Travel, we are delighted to offer this Cruise with Purpose opportunity for you to make an 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 that 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, 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 production 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.
Wear comfortable, modest clothing and closed-toe shoes. A hair net will be provided and must be worn. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a cap or sun hat, umbrella and cash for souvenirs.