Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Soubré orphanage (08/06/2010)

Update: construction work begun

As you may remember from our Christmas card this year, instead of sending out gifts we decided to give our support to an orphanage in Côte d’Ivoire. Soubré orphanageWith assistance from Cargill and Cocio, a subsidiary of Arla Foods, renovation has begun on a children’s home in Soubré, the main cocoa producing district of Côte d’Ivoire.

Supporting the communities in which we work and live is important to Cargill. That is why we decided to assist the orphanage, which has been run for many years by Mrs. Ouedraogo Passanoinbé Maimouna.

Cargill and Cocio are doing badly needed renovation work, constructing dormitories, and providing beds and other furnishings. Cargill has also committed to providing a year's supply of food as well as health care and school tuition fees. Once the work is completed, we hope that the children will enjoy a safer and healthier environment in which to grow.

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