Supporting Youth at Risk
Cacao Forest is a chocolate boutique that employs girls at risk. The girls are trained and employed as chocolate makers, salespeople and as facilitators of chocolate workshops.
Cacao Forest has a number of marketing channels – direct sales in stores, online sales, phone orders from individuals and companies, sales stands at festivals, a permanent stand at the “First Station” compound in Jerusalem and chocolate workshops.
Cacao Forest works in cooperation with the non-profit Shekel Association which provides ‘Community Integration for People with Disabilities’. They operate cafes staffed by people with disabilities, coffee shops that serve as a sales channel for pralines and chocolates, and a place where chocolate workshops are conducted.