Cocoa Facts in Peru

Woman

55%

Men

9595%

Jobs

Cacao Chain

Woman

1010%

Men

9090%

Income

Control

Woman

3030%

Men

7070%

Cacao

Production

Woman

2020%

Men

8080%

Cacao

Marketing

The first step

The cocoa beans in our first bar on the European market come from female members of the Association de Productores del Vrae in the Kimbiri region in Peru. The chocolate is made by female workers in the chocolate factory of Shattell. The Rokbar Netherlands distributes the Rokbar in The Netherlands. It’s the first step. Have a bite.

Rokbar buys the chocolate bars from Lisi Montoya, a female chocolate maker based in Lima. Lisi has set up a small chocolate factory in the capital of Peru, and produces high quality chocolate, organically certified, branded under the name Shattell. In her factory currently four people are employed, of which three are women. Shattell offers them a decent and stable job. Lisi has exported the chocolate and the Rokbar Netherlands team distributes the Rokbar in The Netherlands.

Rokbar Peru is the first bar that is 100% made and owned by women. Shattell made an important investment by buying beans solely from female farmers. Normally beans are not put together based on producer. This is new, and provides market access especially for women. We want to contribute to women’s financial independence and make sure women get their equal share of the bar. Therefor Rokbar commits to paying women an additional price for equality, on top of the price they already receive for quality.

The next step is to start building partnerships. In Peru, but also in other countries. It is important to Rokbar that the positive impact that we want to create for women and their families, is really becoming a reality. For this, we want to follow up regularly with the female farmers.

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Kimbiri

high quality cocoa, couverture and chocolate, existing chocolate factory in Lima where women produce chocolate

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Pucacaca

the Dark Chocolate Bar 70% cacao Pucacaca won a silver award at the 2017 Peru Competition in Lima as part of the activities of the VIII Salón del Cacao y Chocolate.

About Shattell

Six years ago Shattell became a chocolate maker in Lima, Peru, all because they were chocolate lovers and in Peru they didn’t have any real bean to bar chocolate. So they decided to make their own and now they are creating chocolate made with cocoa from different areas of the Peruvian Amazon basin. Their mission is to allow people all over the world to enjoy high quality chocolates, but more important to improve the quality of life of the cacao farmers in Peru. They source the beans directly from the farmers and give them a fair price for their finest cocoa beans. Shattell also teaches the farmers to make their own chocolates, adding value to their cocoa. And finally they advise them how to obtain an organic certification.

Shattell is always looking for new beans, producing new bars, and looking for new markets! So working together with Rokbar in The Netherlands opens up more markets in Europe and offers more possibilities for the future of the farmers and of themselves.

Chain of strength in Peru

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