Enhancing the facilities at San Fernando, Honduras to increase its profitability of quality cocoa as well as the livelihood of local farmers.
Light a Single Candle partnered with Food for the Poor on this project, providing processing stations to allow the Cooperative de Cacaeros San Fernando to produce a better-quality cocoa that will be more marketable. The addition of the production areas is improving the livelihoods of 170 cocoa farming families, and is helping meet the increasing international demand for fine cocoa. The San Fernando Cocoa Project has more than tripled their earnings! Prior to this project, the cooperative would sell approximately 26 tons of Quality A in an entire year; however, now, they are producing that in three months.