An orphanage, funded by Cargill, has been officially opened in Côte d’Ivoire’s Soubré region.
The orphanage will accommodate up to 60 orphans from across the country providing them with a safe and secure home, as well as improved access to education and healthcare.
Speaking on behalf of Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business, Yves Onghen, training and project coordinator, said: “For this project, we have worked with local non-governmental organisation ‘Compassion Esther’ to respond to the pressing need for safe housing for children in Soubré.”
The project was commissioned by Cargill in 2010, following the discovery that local woman Mme Ouedraogo had taken 22 orphans into her own home. As a direct result, Cargill built and furnished this new orphanage.
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