The production and relationship with Pangoa provides Óbolo with the necessary elements to think long-term. "The fact that our relationship has not been affected by the pandemic is a good reflection on what we have built over the last six years," Mark says.
Professional equipment, quality production, responsibility, customer knowledge and transparency are just the basis of this relationship. As an entrepreneur, Mark also values the social and conservation commitment in Pangoa, so by doing business with Óbolo, the farmers are gaining a reliable business partner interested in their current well-being in the long term.
The relationship with Óbolo gives Pangoa the opportunity to think about profit sharing and a business that provides funds for environmental and social purposes from the sale of cocoa and its derivatives (butter, powder, wafers). "That translates into developing opportunities for the younger generation as well as for biodiversity conservation." Pangoa actively works for its customers to recognise initiatives led by them linked to young people and the genetic rescue of cocoa, turning them into commercial allies with a sustainable purpose.
"The commercial world needs more purpose to help the planet", Mark comments from Chile. "The relationship with Pangoa, in addition to providing us with excellent quality cocoa, helps us to take on a purpose beyond simply selling chocolate. Personally, it keeps me connected to the energy and vitality of that corner of the planet that is the Amazon. That brings me a lot of happiness."