The World Health Organization recommends that frequent hand washing with soap and water is an important protective measure against the spread of COVID-19. However, in rural communities, access to soap can be difficult.

This is why, as part of our commitment to supporting cocoa farmers during COVID-19, Barry Callebaut is joining forces with its customers to help the livelihoods and income of farmers whilst protecting their health and their family’s health. It has collaborated with Unilever to deliver 10,000 pieces of soap to cocoa farming communities in Côte d'Ivoire.

Unilever presented the donation to Barry Callebaut, who managed the distribution to Unilever cocoa farmer cooperatives.

In addition, the company has committed to further support farmer communities with:

  • The distribution of official WHO posters with COVID-19 protective instructions to farmer groups, via local coaches.
  • Supporting governmental dissemination of evolving and urgent information to remote communities, via our coaching networks.