November 24th, 2015
Madame Hoté Catherine, 45, cannot bring her firewood to market except by carrying it. There is only one cargo trike in the whole area (purchased by Project Hope and Fairness) . She is schlepping the wood to Pezoan, one of the villages supported by PH&F.
The child on her back is her grandson, Zeze Guy Serge. He is eight months old. His mother is following them and, because she is younger, she carries the heavier load.
Please help PH&F purchase more cargo trikes for villages in Cote d'Ivoire, the world's largest producer of cacao. 75% of the beans used in American chocolate comes from this country and the average farmer makes just $200 per year, putting him or her in the bottom quintile of the world's wage earners.