Monday, February 14, 2011

Bicycles for Ghana

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Off to Africa

By Rebecca Bollwitt
February 14th, 2011, 12:00 PM (PT)
posted in: charity, travel | tags: Africa

I am currently somewhere in the middle of my 18-hour journey to Ghana, West Africa (and have scheduled this post for publication). I have been alluding to this trip on Twitter and Facebook as three weeks ago I was invited by Cadbury to be a part of the final leg of its Bicycle Factory campaign. Read more here

I find this very interesting, one that Rebecca is going on an "Adventure of a Lifetime", two that they are on such a wonderful mission, to deliver these bikes and provide such good. Three considering chocolate- cocoa is so huge here, this is a big interest to us, as in Mexico, Chocolate impacted us in such a big way and we want to see how the rest of the world is working to bring good and not negative to the world.

"Since 2009 Cadbury has been running the Bicycle Factory program that has encouraged Canadians to enter UPC codes online from their Fair Trade Dairy Milk bars, Caramilk, or other Cadbury products in exchange for digital “bike parts”."

Rebecca also states:
Cadbury has a large presence in Ghana as cocoa is a one of the country’s largest industries. In 2008 they established the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, local governments, farmers, and communities and in 2009 they committed to establishing Fairtrade status. Cadbury, who since achieved status in 2010, currently partners with Kuapa Kokoo, the Fairtrade Certified Cocoa Farmers Co-operative that ensures those working in the cocoa industry to are able to achieve a sustainable livelihood. Please note: I researched this background information myself when I was considering the trip and was not supplied this information by Cadbury. I have also not been paid to participate in this campaign.

Way to go Rebecca, have a wonderful safe journey. All the best to you and your grandma.

Tina and Angel :)