It’s simple. When you buy our chocolate, the farmers around Virunga National Park get happy. The Park’s rangers get happy. Our gorillas and other wildlife get super happy. And when you take that first bite, you will be extremely happy, too. That’s what we call Double Happiness!
Virunga Origins’ approach is to ensure that the profits from its operations are shared evenly throughout the supply chain. This helps to create and safeguard the livelihoods of local farmers and other actors involved in the processing of the cocoa.
Our chocolate is made at the beans’ source. Profits from Virunga Origins go back to the people who plant, harvest and process the beans. That’s what we mean by shared happiness.
The Park’s rangers are its heroes. They are the true guardians of this unique habitat, the most biologically diverse protected area in Africa.
Positioned in a context of extreme poverty in a region recovering from 20 years of civil war, the Park’s future existence relies on its economic success and its contribution to peace-building and development in the region.