As you all know, the world is in crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic declared by the World Health Organization. We deeply hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy, and are able to find a sense of groundedness in this time of external instability.
It's our mission at Keith's Cacao to not only produce the world's best ceremonial grade cacao, but also to ensure that the local communities who work with us benefit from our cacao sales. As you may know, we’re proud to work with local families. Through Keith’s Cacao, they’re able to earn an independent income, while working at home, at their own pace, preparing our cacao beans.
There are few employment opportunities for women in this community, and as we continue to expand, we will create even more jobs for many more local, indigenous women, providing them with good pay and flexible hours. We’ve started a fund to help the people that make our business possible. We’ve been overwhelmed with the support that we’ve already received, and cannot thank our loving community enough.
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The village of San Marcos La Laguna is largely dependent upon tourism. In the midst of COVID-19, many of the local people are struggling and challenged by the spread of the pandemic. In order to keep people safe and healthy, Guatemala has ordered a 4 PM to 4 AM curfew. Public transportation has been stopped and the people are not allowed to travel between towns. All but the most essential businesses have been shuttered. The vast majority of people have no work and no savings to rely on.
This fund is aimed at helping locals in the San Marcos La Laguna community who have been negatively impacted due to the global pandemic. We ask that you donate what you can to help us assist the amazing people in our community. Keith and Barbara are continuing to host twice-weekly Global Cacao Ceremonies via Zoom. If you would prefer to donate to this cause by attending one of these online gatherings, please purchase your ticket here – all tickets are donation based during this trying time.
The proceeds from these events will also be contributed to this fundraiser and support the Guatemalan families that produce Keith's Cacao products.
Your contributions will go directly to the local people in San Marcos La Laguna, personally distributed by Keith and Barbara. This emergency funding will help those families in need with food, utilities, and medical needs.
Stay healthy, stay safe… and bring on your magic.
In gratitude and with magic, The Keith’s Cacao Team