Who we are

CABOZ Action CH is a Swiss non-profit association founded in 2012. All our projects are developed, implemented and followed up locally by our Ivorian partner association CABOZ Action Côte d’Ivoire.

Our purpose

Mission : To help improve the living conditions of the village communities of the Ivorian cocoa-producers through funding and implementing projects with a focus on health, access to drinking water, education, empowerment of women and local communities, and rural income-generating activities.

Vision : The Ivorian cocoa-producers and their families can live in dignity and feel empowered to take the development of their local communities into their own hands. We support them in this using a ‘hybrid’ approach: working with the social entreprise, CABOZ {link}, in making the local cocoa trade more sustainable, and implementing social projects with our local project manager.

Our local partners

CABOZ Action Côte d’Ivoire : our Ivorian partner association was founded in 2014 in Côte d’Ivoire to make it easier to manage our projects locally and to get local members involved. We have one full-time employee, the Ivorian social worker Hortense N’Goran Koffi {link}, with local assistants in the villages.

CABOZ : we work mainly in the regions where the company CABOZ buys its cocoa and can thus benefit from the synergies between its commercial activities and our social projects.  CABOZ provides office and logistic support, and helps in finding local contacts through its employees, many of whom live in the villages.

Important : The association CABOZ Action is a separate legal entity from the company CABOZ and independent in its decision-making. Currently CABOZ is not in a position to fund our projects directly.

CABOZ Action Committee in Switzerland

The CABOZ Action committee in Switzerland focuses on obtaining funding for our social projects. Committee members work almost exclusively on a voluntary basis.

Silvia Dingwall

Silvia Dingwall

lives near Baden, Switzerland

President and co-founder of CABOZ Action and member of the board of CABOZ plc.

Silvia works freelance as an editor, translator and course leader in environmental research. She is also a breathing therapist.

Monnaut Joel Bohon Diet

Monnaut Joel Bohon Diet

lives in Zurich, Switzerland

Vice-president and co-founder of CABOZ Action.

Joel grew up in a cocoa-farming region in Côte d’Ivoire and today works as a nursing assistant in Zürich.

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

lives in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire

Committee member and president of CABOZ Action Côte d’Ivoire.

Kathrin is a social anthropologist and works as a programme coordinator at the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire.

Hans-Ulrich Schütz

Hans-Ulrich Schütz

lives near Baden, Switzerland

Treasurer

Hansueli is a retired economist who worked for an employees’ organisation. Today he is a local magistrate and active in various political projects.

Marco Bernegger

Marco Bernegger

lives near Baden, Switzerland

Committee member

Marco is an economist in banking and works as an investment advisor at the Alternative Bank Switzerland. He is responsible for fund-raising.

Christine Brüesch

Christine Brüesch

Christine has been supporting CABOZ AG and CABOZ Action for several years.

Convinced by Caboz Action’s projects, she wishes to contribute even more actively by joining the association’s management committee.

Marie-Louise Nussbaumer

Marie-Louise Nussbaumer

Marie-Louise Nussbaumer Marty, resident in Nussbaumen, is married and has three adult children.

She is today retired and active as a volunteer, among other things as SP party president in Obersiggenthal. She was for many years a member of the Aargau Grand Council and of the Obersiggenthal Municipal Council. She worked as an adult educator and as a reviewer and editor in the journalism sector.

CABOZ Action Côte d’Ivoire

Local project management

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

Kathrin Heitz-Tokpa

lives in Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire

President

Kathrin is a social anthropologist and works as a programme coordinator at the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire.

Hortense N’Goran Koffi

Hortense N’Goran Koffi

Vice-president

Hortense is a trained social worker and project manager for CABOZ Action

Jérémie Kouassi Kouakou

Jérémie Kouassi Kouakou

lives in Zougou, a Ivorian village near Soubré, Côte d’Ivoire.

Assists in managing the projects in the villages.

President of the youth committee in a village where CABOZ Action works.

Make a donation

CABOZ Action
IBAN: CH96 0839 0031 7536 1000 0
Hermetschloostrasse 70, 8048 Zürich

Please note donations to CABOZ Action are taxe-deductible in most Swiss cantons.

Contact

Silvia Dingwall
President CABOZ Action