Lisa Curtis, a young American woman that cofounded the company Kuli Kuli, is another person that we identify as a groovalutionary.
She started out as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small village in Niger. There she was introduced to moringa leaves, a leaf that is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.
She launched Kuli Kuli through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign and raised $53,000. Curtis founded this company to help women in West Africa use more moringa locally and earn a sustainable livelihood by selling a portion of each harvest to the United States.
She then teamed up with other companies and foundations such as Whole Foods to reforest Haiti with Moringa trees not only to help fix some of the damage done but to provide another source of reliable food and nutrition. Along with these benefits came job opportunities and a spike in income for the country. More people have steady jobs and make livable wages, less people are starving, the environment is in better condition, and the country’s economy is doing better.
Kuli Kuli’s mission statement is
“Our vision is to work with women-led farming cooperatives all over the world to drive economic growth, women’s empowerment and sustainable agricultural development. We are creating a world where everyone has the resources and knowledge to access the nutritional power of moringa. By rejuvenating moringa as a tool for nutritional security, we hope a new generation will imagine a world without hunger.”
Lisa Curtis is a groovalutionary because she is taking her goal of empowering women and achieving it in a creative and innovative way. This company isn’t just helping women, its helping everyone in the areas that they spread to and bettering people’s lives. She is engaging in a creative revolution that is working on ending malnutrition and hunger.
She is an inspiration for the generation of young adults and is spreading the message to keep their eyes open and pursue creative ideas because any of them could end up bettering the world!
Writen by: Becky Faulconer