Cocoa for Schools

The Cocoa for Schools project is dedicated to improving the lives of thousands of cocoa farmers and their families in Mbeya, Tanzania. The project works hand in hand with the members of each village to build the infrastructure necessary for self-sustaining communities to succeed. Focusing on education, enrichment and empowerment, the project strives to help each of these communities thrive for generations to come.

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Where will my donation go?

96.75% of each dollar spent goes into the Cocoa for Schools project.

The money collected will be used to purchase environmentally responsible building materials, train villagers to build their schools, purchase school books for the children and more. Take a look at the infographic below to see a complete breakdown of how our funding is spent.

How can I help?

Donating to a good cause has never been easier! All you need to do is purchase one of our delicious new Waterbridge Organic Single Origin Chocolate Bars! 25₵ from every chocolate bar purchased will go directly to the project! Help Waterbridge and Cocoa for Schools make a lasting difference in the lives of the incredible people of Mbeya, Tanzania!

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Waterbridge Partners with Cocoa for Schools

Why we partnered with Cocoa for Schools

There were two reasons Brian was convinced in 2018 to have Waterbridge support the Cocoa for Schools project. Firstly, Cocoa for Schools has a clear and focused mission. Secondly and most importantly, it delivers over 96% of revenue directly to the villages. In a few short years, 760 classrooms have been built or renovated, and these upgrades are already producing results. In many of our schools where renovations have taken place, pass rates for 7th grade exams have risen from just over 50% to over 90%. 

Our goal is to build or renovate 2,000 classrooms across the 140 primary schools in the region, but we can’t do this alone! Did you know schools can be built with chocolate? Yes, they can! You can help us build a school; all you have to do is enjoy some incredible Waterbridge chocolate carrying the Cocoa for Schools logo. So, what do you say? Let’s build a school, brick by brick, bar by bar.

Find out what impact we've had so far here.

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