free health insurance
36-hour week (4 days, 9 hours)
weekend work is paid extra
How we work
Fair Working Conditions in Ghana
In Ghana, the daily minimum wage is 10,65 Cedis. This translates into a monthly salary of approx. 55 US$. Through our local partner, Niche Cocoa Industries, our production staff receives a starting salary of around 1,000 Cedis per month (approx. 225 US$). With more skills and experience this rises continuously. The paid wages are not only several times the local minimum wage but are also among the highest paid in the local production companies. This results in a highly motivated, qualified and loyal work force.
Fair Working Conditions in the factory
With the (new) factory, 85 people can be employed directly on site in a rural region in the first year. Their salary package includes, on the one hand, a significantly higher payment than the Ghanaian minimum wage provides, and on the other hand, health insurance and pension provision.
There are also jobs for young professionals and people with years of work experience. The whole factory is completely in Ghanaian hands. Furthermore, around 1,000 new jobs will be indirectly created in Suhum.
With this holistic concept, fairafric is rethinking “fair” trade and “sustainable development”.
The best job in the world
How much do the farmers earn?
A lot of people ask us if our farmers make the chocolate themselves.
This is not the case as all the workers in the factory have gone through years of training in High School and College with some bringing university degrees. However, if you want to know more about the income of cocoa farmers in Ghana read here.
Bean by Bean
into a better Future
Even after the plantation
Income Ghana per
ton of cocoa beans
Export of Cocoa Beans
Production in Ghana
The world market price for cocoa beans is around $2,350 per ton as of February.
By exporting the beans unprocessed, Africa is missing out on all the additional money that can be made by turning this amazing bean into chocolate. You can find updated prices here.
Some ethically labeled chocolates pay a premium per ton of cocoa, these are:
By producing in Ghana we can actually bring more than $10,000 of income per ton of cocoa to Africa.
An average bar of chocolate needs around 61 grams of cocoa beans. That means, that you can produce 16 bars of chocolate with 1 KG of cocoa, or 16,000 bars of chocolate with 1,000 KG of cocoa beans.
The premium of $600 per ton is on top of that and is paid directly to the farmers.
Why made in Africa?
"After carefully selecting the best premium beans, we conch the chocolate until this outstanding combination of pure Ghanaian chocolate joy and the mildest dark chocolate is created. With love from Ghana"
DID YOU KNOW THAT?
according to the World Bank, for every job
in the processing of agricultural raw materials 2.8
jobs are created in supplier companies
LET'S DO IT!