Tour or take a Volunteer Vacation – Dominican Republic
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Would you like to volunteer your time? You can either tour this Cooperative or volunteer and become apart of the experience. This is the Women’s Cocoa Cooperative in El Seibo, Dominican Republic. It is run by the Asociacion de Mujures Esperanzas Unidas. Guests can either tour the Cocoa Opperation, or, volunteer their time and become a part of the chocolate creation experience!
The group was formed in 1972, but there are only two or three of the original founders who are still active with the group today. Their membership high was 45. Today, there are 25 members. In 2013, the group received some government funding to help them grow. Slowly, their hard work is paying off and the group is optimistic about its future.
The goals of the Asociación de Mujures Esperanzas Unidas are:
– to produce products that meet international and local standards.
– to always be in production.
– to have good clients.
– to have an abundance of raw materials to work with.
– to have the ability to process their own beans.
Currently, the cooperative only works with processed beans. They do not ferment or dry the beans, but they do roast and winnow them.
A volunteer vacation can be very rewarding and offer the opportunity to fully immerse yourself into the local culture!
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