The UN’s 17 World Goals.
When you buy chocolate from Rainforest Chocolate by Koefoed, you help fulfill many of the 17 World Goals.
No. 1: Abolish poverty. At the farm in the village of Namau iFiji, three men from the local village are employed full time throughout the year. That way they can do better in everyday life. There is a fixed income to pay eg school uniform, books, etc. Schooling is free.
No. 2: Stop Hunger. At the farm in Namau, people are permanently employed, but at the same time we encourage others in the village or other places where Fijians grow cocoa trees to cooperate. In doing so, they can hopefully produce a higher quantity of higher quality cocoa beans that we can buy. Thus, even those with fewer trees will achieve greater earnings.
No. 3: Health and Well-Being.
No 4: Quality education.
No 5: Gender equality. Cultivating cocoa is hard physical work and most often done by men, but women can naturally help. However, there is another task that women can perform, namely vanilla cultivation. It is not nearly as physically demanding, however, it requires patience and discipline.
No. 6: Clean water and sanitation.
No. 7: Sustainable Energy. In Fiji’s rainforest, electricity is not always available, so the best alternative is solar cells, possibly with batteries for storing electricity.
No. 8: Decent jobs and economic growth.
No 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure.
No. 10: Less inequality. When both women and men in the villages have income, it will reduce inequality.
No 11: Sustainable cities and communities.
No 12: Responsible consumption and production. Our chocolate is created by responsible production in the rainforest. Because it is a real chocolate, you only need to eat small amounts to get the full enjoyment, thereby achieving responsible consumption.
Similarly with the vanilla, it is also grown and processed to a top quality, so you can both smell and taste difference
No 13: Climate action. The rainforest is the lungs of the world. it is extremely important to preserve and develop it to stabilize the climate. It helps to understand living in the middle of the lush rainforest.
No. 14: Life in the sea. Large quantities of plastic waste are also flowing around Fiji’s well over 300 islands.
No. 15: Life on land. Both vanilla and cocoa beans thrive in the shade of large trees, so the rainforest must be preserved. In addition, fruits and vegetables can also be grown in large quantities, free of charge.
No 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions. When there is peace and jobs for everyone, there is justice. When there is security and justice, strong institutions are created.
No. 17: Partnership for Action.