In 2020, our executive team was interviewed for a piece by the Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange — the organization that hosts eFest. This year marks three years since winning the Social Impact award at the eFest competition for our vetiver grass pilot in partnership with farmers in rural Haiti.
In an update on our work in sustainable agriculture and beekeeping, we shared:
“We simply see our role as connectors,” Chief Marketing Officer Brie LaPlante said, “bringing their vetiver and bee products to new markets in the US to grow their income opportunities outside of Haiti and share the story of their work to eradicate poverty and malnutrition in their community. We are glad we can provide capital and scale to grow these efforts, and invest in farmer-led solutions for environmental challenges like soil erosion and deforestation.”
Read the whole interview on the EIX site.