Social Food Entrepreneur Talks About Inspiration for Kuli Kuli Bars

One day while at a local cafe, a conversation at the table next to me caught my ear. Lisa Curtis was discussing superfood Kuli Kuli Bars with a food product development gal. The bars, using the moringa leaf, and the story intrigued, and Lisa agreed to a spontaneous video interview (also as part of my Cafe a Day project).

Hear about Lisa’s inspiration to create Kuli Kuli Bar. which she first tested at local Oakland farmers markets and tweaked. They then formed a company with a triple bottomline mission that:

  • helps aspiring healthy eaters,
  • helps women in Africa make an incredibly lucrative livelihood ($300 per month — huge there!) and
  • taps into a potential new trend (moringa) much as did Runa with their South American guayusa energy drinks — another awesome story and social enterprise.

My big takeaway is how following a hunch can lead to that legacy project and your calling…and how important it is to tap into your network of connections and talk to strangers. What’s yours?

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