The Cocoa Development Fund
KAKAW : Photography book about the "Cacao Real" from Soconusco
The aim of the chocolate museum is to inform the general public all about the history of cocoa and chocolate and the benefits they offer.
The chocolate museum, Choco-Story, has for many years been aware of the problems faced by the families of peasant farmers who make their living from cocoa and it has created a “Cocoa Fund” whose activities, whilst modest due to its status as a museum, are dedicated to helping local projects.
An interest in the history and origins of cocoa in general, and more specifically in the area of Soconusco where “Royal Cocoa” was already being produced when the Aztecs ruled there, is the second reason why the management of the museum was convinced to participate in the publishing of this book.
May it help to save “Royal Cocoa” and the men, women and children who make their living from it.
Jorge Aguilar, president of CASFA, has kindly offered this very nice metate that he received from his grandmother to Choco-Story thanking for the cooperation.