What makes us unique is that we are a single source chocolate producer that is vertically integrated. This allows us to offer high-quality cocoa products at competitive prices. Our beans are sourced from our family farm in the centre of Cameroon, which has a long history of growing cacao beans. The beans are organically produced and processed and meet fair-trade certification standards.
Our family farm operates using fair labour practices and does not use child labour. We are strongly committed to sustainable cocoa production methods.
Founder & CEO of Emkao. I have 7 years experience as an international CSR professional. I have a Master's Degree in Marketing and am a graduate of Ecole chocolate, the professional school of chocolate arts. I lead our sales and fundraising efforts.
Ambela, my dad, is an international agronomist with a PHD from Wisconsin. He will be in charge of growing our high-quality beans in Cameroon.
Derrick is our Maitre chocolatier, has 28 years experience in cocoa production and I'll be working closely with him on our recipes.
As software engineers, Nicolas and Steve will be responsible for the branding, website and other online channels.
Mike is my mentor and a veteran farm owner, will help me implement high level strategies to improve operations and grow the business.
Marc is our supply chain specialist and has 5 years experience in supply chain management. He will be responsible for providing transparency to our supply chain and operations.
- We have a very experienced team;
- Good market traction;
- An excellent supply of high quality, certified organic;
- Buyer commitments for over 200 metric tonnes of chocolate chips;
- One of very few chocolate firms that is vertically integrated from farm to finished product.
- A strong commitment to sustainable and ethical production practices.
We are offering to pay 8% interest per annum for three years. In the first year, we will pay interest only, on a quarterly basis. In years 2 and 3, we will pay both principal and interest quarterly so that at the end of three years the entire loan amount (plus accrued interest) will be fully repaid. The minimum loan amount is $250. The maximum loan amount is $1500.
We are confident in our ability to make our loan payments because our annual profits will give us more than enough cash flow to fully pay all our loan amounts. More details are available in our offering documents.