By now you should know that ACE is always looking for ways to get people working in Jamaica, especially in sustainable jobs. Jamaica has many natural treasures that are grown and produced on this island. It just so happens that St. Mary, our parish, produces some of the best chocolate in the world — that’s right, in the world!
Our cocoa trees produce a bean known as Creola, a very dark and well sought-out bean for making chocolate. ACE, through the help of friends, has decided to test our taste buds by producing our own chocolate bars. We are still playing around with a name for the bar. Right now, however, we are going to class in the states to learn the art of taking a cocoa bean to a chocolate bar called “Cloud 9”. Atlanta happens to be the city that offers world-renowned training classes on making chocolate, so we sent Allen and Bruce (a volunteer and chocolatier) for the week.
While this is a challenging start-up, we’ve stepped out in faith and bought the equipment ACE needs to teach, train, and develop a great Jamaican chocolate bar. Some of you — our supporters — have partnered with us in this venture by investing your treasure. Thank you! We are still seeking funding to get the equipment shipped and cleared and the room set up for production. We hope to hire a mother of one of our sponsored students. Remember, we go deep. If a mother or father can work, the entire family is affected. Would you help us accomplish this start up? Think about it. Pray about it.
Did we mention it’s a “sweet deal”?