Remote cocoa farming areas often lack access to clean water. Our key areas of focus are improving access to clean water and sanitation, and basic health services
In Tanzania, our Biolands operation supports an innovative health insurance program for registered farmers and their families, benefiting a total of 45,000 people. In Côte d’Ivoire, we launched the scheme for Biopartenaire farmers and their families. So far, 192 farmers have signed up, bringing total enrollment including family members to 758.
The Cocoa Horizons Truck visited 46 villages with a health worker on board, providing awareness of disease prevention and conducting 2,644 medical checks.
Water and sanitation
As part of our Winning Together program, we launched our Water for Life initiative in Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon to improve water quality for families and schools in cocoa communities. In Côte d’Ivoire, we sensitized about 740 people on hand washing, health issues related to dirty water and safe water storage. The distribution of 1,200 family filters and 60 community filters will benefit about 6,000 household members and 3,000 school children. In Cameroon, we plan to deliver 400 filters to benefit about 2,000 men, women, and children.