Something new for the Ivorian pupils of the Mafere region : The schools of Toliesso, Mpossa and Mouassué have received a significant financial help from the PACTS cocoa farmers.
Thanks to the benefits of PACTS cocoa in 2013, the 3 committees of farmers have helped finish the construction work of a school, and also renovate and equip 6 other classrooms.
Nicole Bloukouao, coordinator of the committees has shared with us her enthusiasm: “This year, thanks to a truck and 4 motocycles prefinanced by PACTS, we have made profits which will be useful for the schools of 3 villages. I myself have a child and I am very happy about the creation of the schools : for me it is the basis of development.”
This success is possible thanks to the efforts of cocoa farmers : after the split of their cooperatives, the farmers wanted to build a new model : more transparent and close to their needs. Helped and monitored by the PACTS teams, they have better organized the collectingof Cacao Frais and Cacao Select, managed the traceability of the PACTS premium and set up a solid treasury. The good results of the PACTS committee attracts more and more cocoa farmers, and they are already thinking of their future successes:
« We are thinking of the next projects to be realized thanks to the cocoa sold to PACTS, like the creation of health dispensaries. », Nicole Bloukouao said.