Roughly six years ago, Lisa was in the Peace Corps in a remote village of Niger
. Eating a limited vegetarian diet, she was feeling malnourished. On discovering the superfood moringa, she solved her “sluggish energy” problem. And she decided to use moringa as a vehicle to solve problems for others.
Fast forward to today, her company Kuli Kuli foods is a thriving business making a positive social impact in West Africa and Haiti.
Before Kuli Kuli, Lisa wrote political briefings for President Obama in the White House, served as a United Nations Environment Programme Youth Advisor and worked at an impact investment firm in India. Lisa shares her story:
- On a life of service and becoming a social entrepreneur
- Why she mentors young women entrepreneurs
- Social impact in the non-profit sectior vs “business”
- Life in Niger
- Limitations of the non-profit sector
- Creating a product together with Whole Foods
- Turning Moringa into reality
- The quality control of unknown superfoods in the US market
- Obstacles she has had to overcome
Photo Credit: Kuli Kuli Foods (link)