The Create Good Foundation was started by the founders of Pura Vida coffee to serve needy people in coffee growing regions around the world. Their focus is on providing access to safe water sources and establishing economic infrastructure projects.
Did you know...
- One in eight people lacks access to clean water
- Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water borne disease
- Lack of sanitation is the world's biggest cause of infection
- Over 200 million hours is consumed every day by women collecting water
In Nicaragua, projects sponsored by Create Good have built gravity fed water systems, dug and rehabilitated wells, and improved sanitation by building latrines.
Water projects in Guatemala have included assisting families in getting individual water filters to clean their unsafe water sources, and building a gravity fed water system to bring water closer to residences and eliminate the need for physical hauling.
Create Good has also invested in projects that bring economic stability to poor areas, including grants for schools and loans for small businesses.
Create Good and Pura Vida sell coffee, tea, wine and chocolate to help raise money for these projects.
And oh am I excited about this giveaway.... chocolate!
The ingredients in Create Good's single origin chocolate are from Guatemala, and the chocolate is made in Guatemala. This is really Guatemalan chocolate! The proceeds from sales of their chocolate go to their clean water projects.
How about this for yummy?
- one bar of dark chocolate
- one bar of dark chocolate with sea salt
- one bar of milk chocolate
- one bar of milk chocolate with almonds.
That's right, four bars of chocolate for you or a friend!
There are three ways to enter the Create Good chocolate giveaway (please leave a separate comment for each... each comment = one chance to win):
- Tell us... what is your favorite kind of chocolate?
- Are you a tea or coffee drinker?
- Share the Create Good Chocolate Give Back Giveaway with your friends by tweeting or facebooking about it (then leave a comment here). Feel free to use this: "Create Good chocolate giveaway! http://goo.gl/gqe79 #GiveBackGiveaway"
Please include a way to contact you (via email, twitter or facebook) in one of your comments.
The Create Good chocolate giveaway will end on Friday Nov. 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be chosen using random.org.
UPDATE 11/26/11: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Jennifer!
Disclosure: I am not affiliated with Create Good or Pura Vida. The chocolate is purchased for the purpose of this giveaway, with all funds going to Create Good.