Stop Child Slavery

Cocoa Slaves aren't being paid!

Amelia D-M

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The Horrors of Child Slavery on African Cocoa Farms

As unbelievable as it seems, many impoverished families in Central Africa are selling their children to cocoa farmers to work as slaves. The families need the children to work, and most of the time the children don’t see their parents for years or months, if ever. The children's work day starts at 6:00 a.m. and ends late at night. They are forced to carry large bags throughout the forest. Citizens need the money, so children are being sold and used as slaves.

Children Are Getting Hurt From Child Slavery

If child slavery in the cocoa industry isn’t solved, many kids in Africa will be hurt and taken away from their families. One of the many children's jobs are cutting open the cocoa pods and they do this with big knives, which could severely hurt the child. Most kids don’t get to see their parents ever again, which would probably scar the child for life. Kids sleep on wooden floors for as few as six hours a night. Most kids get scarred mentally and physically in child slavery.

Who’s helping solve this?

Many people are working hard to free these children. One of the organizations trying to help is the ILRF. They brought this problem to the government more than 10 years ago and they are trying to get these children out of the cocoa industry. All these organizations have been working so hard to free these children.

What YOU Can Do To Help!

There are many ways to help make a difference!!! First, buy vegan chocolate instead of the chocolate the slaves produce. Second, you can donate money to the people trying help stop child labor. If you help solve this problem, the chance is that we will solve the problem faster and more productively. If you help 3,933 slaves will be able to be freed from this cruel work. Come on help free the child slaves!

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