Discover a success story of Syrian refugees in Nova Scotia: Peace by Chocolate
We present to you Peace by Chocolate. A story that speaks to us a lot. For almost 30 years, they were master chocolatiers and shipped their specialties throughout the Middle East and Europe.
In late 2012, the Hadhad family's chocolate factory in Damascus, Syria, was destroyed in a bombing that forced their family to abandon everything and flee to Lebanon.
For several years, they found themselves as refugees with little opportunity or hope. When their family was invited to Canada, their dreams came true.
With the support of their new community and the people of Nova Scotia, they have rebuilt their chocolate business and are once again doing the work they love so much.
Since founding their business as new Syrian Canadians in 2016, they have been touched by the extraordinary people who have worked with their family to make the world a more peaceful place.
In the fall of 2018, they formalized their support for peacebuilding projects by registering the Peace On Earth Society in the province of Nova Scotia, a first step toward one day creating a non-profit organization checked in.
'' We believe that peace is a choice and that only people can make peace.'' Peace by Chocolate