Slaves for chocolate

Children as young as 11 are being trafficked into slavery harvesting cocoa for giants like Nestle, Mars, and Hershey.

But a group of former child labourers is fighting back with a lawsuit that could crush this practice for good -- will you chip in CA$87 and help them end the chocolate slave trade?

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Tenimba was just 11 when a trafficker lured him from his home in Mali to a cocoa plantation in Ivory Coast. He was promised good pay and care. Instead, he worked every day for two years with no pay, no medical care, and no safety measures.

Today there are over 1.5 million child slaves like Tenimba, losing their childhood to supply cocoa to some of the world’s wealthiest brands, like Nestle, Mars, and Hershey.

But Tenimba and 7... other former child slaves have brought a lawsuit against these chocolate giants, hoping to get justice for themselves and hundreds of thousands of others.

They’re up against the most expensive lawyers money can buy -- and they’re asking for your help. Will you help fund their lawsuit and save these children from slavery?

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Nestle, Mars, and Hershey know all about their child slavery problem. They’ve been promising to end it since 2001. Yet with each deadline that passes, they kick the can down the road, all while hundreds of thousands of kids are forced to trade their youth to provide these giants with cocoa -- and billions in profits.

This lawsuit could change things — it’s a class action, which means more child labourers could join in and sue for reparations. Mounting costs and reputation damage could finally break these chocolate giants, forcing them to actually, at long last, address the problem.

This is a true David vs. Goliath story -- former child slaves against the giant international corporations that profited from their exploitation.

Will you chip in to help them win this fight and get justice for all of Big Chocolate’s child labourers? Every extra penny we raise will fuel our campaigning to end human rights abuses in supply chains around the world.

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Thanks for all that you do,
Danny and the SumOfUs team


More information:

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey to face child slavery lawsuit in US, The Guardian, 12 February 2021.

Press Release, International Rights Advocates, 12 February 2021.

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