Many villages have to build their own schools and hire their own schoolmasters.  There are over 200,000 children of cocoa farmers in Côte d'Ivoire who have never been inside a school.  Others only get 1 or two years of schooling.  Often, children have to sit 6 to a desk.  

Why are the governments so poor that they cannot provide basic schooling to children?  The main reason is inability to generate capital because Western countries, European and American, thrive on keeping African countries at the level of commodity production.  

Even though African countries are rich in resources, they do not benefit from the abilities to convert those resources into manufactured goods.  This keeps the level of poverty high.  The misery of the African peasant directly benefits the good fortune of the American or European consumer.  This is why PH&F strives to enhance village chocolate production.  A rising tide lifts all boats.

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