The Ashaninka are one of the largest indigenous groups in South America. Since colonial times, their existence has been difficult – this community on the River Ene in Peru have only recently returned to the area after massacres by the Shining Path in the 1990’s.

Many Ashaninka make an income by harvesting cocoa that grows next to the forest. With help of Bettys and Taylors, and the Rainforest Foundation UK, the Ashaninka have set up their own cocoa cooperative called Kemito Ene, to improve the quality of their cocoa and generate additional income for the community.