cacao as an alternative to gold mining

I always like a good excuse to go hang around the source of chocolate. Juana and Andrés, two farmers in the Peruvian Amazon, recently started growing cacao. In the past decade a gold rush has brought thousands to the area, and farmers are looking for ways to earn more and hang on to their land. Catholic aid organization Cáritas Perú says cacao may be their best bet. We told their story for Catholic News Service.

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