Peru – Cocoa Processing
Choba Choba AG

Projectdescription

Choba Choba AG is a social enterprise offering premium chocolate based on sustainable production of high quality cocoa beans in Peru

Founded by two long-standing chocolate and fair-trade experts and 35 farming families in Peru Choba Choba offers a short and fully transparent supply chain where cocoa farmers sell the final product directly to customers. Choba Choba is the first Swiss chocolate brand with cocoa farmers owning part of the equity and being involved in the decision making and price setting process along the supply chain.

The loan from the SECO Start-up was used for working capital and for establishing local drying capacity.

Development Impact

Creation of 4 permanent positions and regular income for 36 farmer families

Environmentally friendly production and conservation of 300 hectares primary rain forest in the Alto Huayamba