United Nations announce that Kemito Ené has been selected for the ‘Equator Prize’!

TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY.

Not only is it World Environment Day, it’s the day that the United Nations announced that Kemito Ené, the co-operative that Loving Earth work with, was selected for the ‘Equator Prize’. Out of 842 submissions, they were awarded the prize for their “community effort to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.”

This group of indigenous Ashánkina families are on the front lines protecting the earth’s lungs – The Amazon Rainforest. The Rainforest Foundation UK has helped them defend and establish native title to their land, Loving Earth buys their harvest of cacao and we, including you, the people who buy our chocolate, pay a premium to them so they can maintain growing heirloom cacao in an agroforestry system. This system supports biodiversity, prevents deforestation, and is a development model for rainforest communities to create positive impact for the people and planet. Members from the Asháninka community will travel to the UN in NYC to receive their prize.

Thank you to all the families behind Kemito Ené for everything, our founder Scott Fry for having the vision, Aldo and the team at Rainforest Foundation for their endless hard work, and you who do vote with your dollars. We’re all in this together.

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