Choco GuateMaya

Cacao - Food of the Gods

Mission Statement

The purpose of this NGO is three-fold:
  1. Bring awareness of the evidence indicating that the use of cacao (Theobroma Cacao Criollo)) originated in Central America, more precisely in the Mayan areas of Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico.
  2. To encourage the small subsistent farmers to cooperat, and to oversee that the cacao stays organic for it to be desirable as a specialty item in the international market.
  3. Ultimately, assist in ensuring that the co-operatives receive fair trade prices for their cacao, based on US European markets.

Cacao Flower
Cacao Flower, Maya sacred plant.
Photo by Eduardo Sacayón, FLAAR Mesoamerica