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Questions and Answers from our Valentine's Day Campaign on campus

Questions and Answers

True or False: There are 1 million children in the cocoa industry. 

FALSE: 1.56 MILLION

 

Which are the 2 main countries that produce cocoa?

GHANA and THE IVORY COAST

 

Can you name one chocolate brand that fights for better conditions on cocoa farms?

Divine, Tony's Chocolonely, alter eco,  Pacari, Seed and Bean, Chocolate and Love, among others

 

What type of hazardous work are children in cocoa farms exposed to? 

USE OF DANGEROUS TOOLS, NO PROTECTION, CHEMICALS, 14 HOUR OF WORK DAILY,  AMONG OTHERS

 

Which of these brands fights child labour in their supply chain? NONE OF THEM

A) Nestlé             B) Ferrero           C) Mars         D) Milka

NONE OF THEM. THEY HAVE SAID THEY ARE COMMITTED TO IT, BUT FINDINGS FROM DIFFERENT JOURNALISTS AND ORGANIZATIONS HAVE FOUND VERY LITTLE PROOF OF THEIR EFFORTS

 

What are the consequences for children who work in cocoa farms? 

A) Scars             B) Skip school           C) Get the money they make taken from them  

ALL OPTIONS ARE CORRECT   

 

True or False: Some children get sold to cocoa farms by their parents.

TRUE

 

True or False: Some children in cocoa farms make $2 per day. 

FALSE: THEY MAKE LESS THAN 1 DOLLAR

 

True or False: Some children work on their parents’ farms.

TRUE

 

Do children on cocoa farms eat cocoa or chocolate? 

MOST NEVER EVEN TASTED IT

 

How much do cocoa farmers make? 

MOST MAKE LESS THAN 1 DOLLAR PER DAY

 

Is poverty a key reason for child labour?

YES, A BIG AMOUNT OF CHILDREN ARE FORCED TO WORK SO THEY CAN MAKE MONEY TO EAT