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Amigos de Chocolá

and Semillas para el Futuro have close ties to Amigos de Chocolá. Formerly known as the Chocolá Sustainability Task Force, Amigos de Chocolá is a non-profit secular organization committed to promoting sustainable economic and social development in the town of Chocolá, Guatemala, helping to reduce poverty and improve the lives of the people of Chocolá and surrounding regions.

Amigos is incorporated as a 501c(3) not-for-profit Public Benefit Corporation, endorsed and filed in the Office of the Secretary of State of California on September 12, 2005.

Amigos de Chocolá believes in a holistic approach to development—reducing poverty and hopelessness in a developing community through strengthening the economic, infrastructural, educational, health and social quality of the community together, in a way that respects the integrity, self-determination and aspirations of the community itself.
Amigos de Chocolá neither represents nor espouses a particular political theory, religious orientation or commercial interest. The work will always seek improvements that uplift the present and preserve the distinctive historical, social and cultural identity of the people of Chocolá, Guatemala. Amigos de Chocolá acts with integrity and respect in all transactions, work and interactions within the organization, our communities and our world.

Amigos de Chocolá is managed by a board of directors composed of individuals from various walks of life, all of whom have been touched by the people of this small Guatemalan town. Currently, we are operating out of two U.S. locations: 974 Kent Drive, Claremont, CA 91711, and 17229 Rimrock Drive, Golden, CO 80401.

Visit the Amigos de Chocolá web site at www.amigosdechocola.org.