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New community members for June 2022

Welcome to the 42 social enterprises, cooperatives, responsible businesses, civic organizations, and networks that became Good Market approved in June 2022! This month’s roundup includes new community members from Peru, the United States, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Morocco, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Türkiye, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. More than 2,274 enterprises across 82 countries are now part of the Good Market commons. ❤️


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

SELCO India was started in 1995 to deliver last-mile sustainable energy solutions that improve quality of life and socioeconomic development for the poor. They facilitate appropriate financing and sell, install, and service decentralized energy products through branches in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, and Andhra Pradesh. SELCO offers solar home lighting, solar water heaters, and solar inverters for basic energy access and DC appliances that support livelihoods like roti rolling machines, grinders, sewing machines, pottery wheels, milking machines, blacksmith fan blowers, and photocopy printers. They also provide street lighting, digital education tools, power and equipment for primary health centers, and energy solutions for schools, orphanages, and other institutions. SELCO trains and hires local youth to maintain solar systems in rural areas. They share their experience with energy access and social enterprise through exposure visits, mentorship, training and advisory services, research, and policy development.


Impact Hub Taipei

Taipei, Taiwan

Impact Hub Taipei is helping create an ecosystem of social innovation in Taiwan. They work with government, corporations, and social innovation organizations to catalyze positive change, create measurable and scalable impact, and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Impact Hub Taipei offers coworking space, member events, training, incubation and acceleration programs, and consulting services. In addition to the original Impact Hub space, they also operate NPO Hub Taipei. Both spaces are committed to environmental responsibility and compost or recycle 90 percent of waste. Impact Hub Taipei donates to B Lab Taiwan and the Yunus Social Business Centre at National Central University. They are a certified B Corporation, a member of AVPN, and part of the global Impact Hub Network.


Divine Chocolate

London, England, United Kingdom

Divine Chocolate is working to help end exploitation in the cocoa industry and create a world where farmers thrive and prosper. They are the first Fairtrade chocolate company to be co-owned by the farmers that grow their cocoa. Kuapa Kokoo Farmers’ Union, a cooperative of over 100,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana, owns a 40 percent share of Divine, has board representation, and benefits from a guaranteed minimum price, a Fairtrade premium, a producer support and development fund, and dividends. While many of the Kuapa Kokoo farmers rely on natural crop protection methods, the Ghanaian cocoa board has been cautious about introducing fully organic production, so Divine Chocolate sources cocoa for their organic range from a cooperative of farmers in São Tomé. Divine Chocolate is a certified B Corporation. All products are certified according to Fairtrade International standards, and their organic range is certified by Soil Association.


KTE Organics

Phidim, Nepal

Kanchanjangha Tea Estate (KTE) started in 1984 when more than 100 farmers in hilly eastern Nepal pooled their smallholdings to create a 94-hectare tea plantation, improve the living standards of farmers in these remote villages, and protect the natural environment. They became Nepal’s first supplier of certified organic and fair trade teas. KTE uses locally available organic inputs and Ayurvedic practices, maintains natural forest and biodiversity, prevents land erosion and soil degradation, and contributes to carbon sequestration. They provide fair trade wages and coordinate social initiatives through KTE Foundation including a cow bank project, a scholarship program for farmers’ children, construction of a primary school, a cooperative shop, building and maintenance of local roads and bridges, and other community services. KTE operates according to a cooperative model. They are a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and are certified organic according to JAS, USDA, and CERES standards.

Fruit of Care

Budapest, Hungary

Fruit of Care enables disadvantaged people to showcase their abilities and access market opportunities. Hungary has a history of sheltered workshops that employ and support people with disabilities to create handmade products. In the past, many of these workshops were dependent on declining government support and did not have the business experience to successfully bring their products to market. Fruit of Care designers and professionals partner with these workshops to continuously develop new products and ensure quality craftsmanship. They bring products from different workshops together to create unique gift packages of artisanal foods, soaps, candles, felt flowers, and other handmade crafts. These curated gift packages are available online for holidays and special occasions. Fruit of Care also offers customized corporate gift packages that can be personalized with a company logo or special message. All gift packages come with information about the artisans and the social mission. Fruit of Care was founded by an Ashoka Fellow and is part of Társadalmi Vállalkozás Koalíció, the Hungarian Social Enterprise Coalition. They operate as a not-for-profit social enterprise and reinvest all profits towards their mission.


Healthy Nibbles

Loanhead, Scotland, United Kingdom

Healthy Nibbles is committed to making healthy, sustainable snacks more accessible in the United Kingdom through snack boxes, modern vending machines, and micro markets for workplace wellness. They preferentially source from social enterprises and responsible businesses with aligned values. Products are free from artificial additives, colors, and preservatives, trans and hydrogenated fats, excess sugar, high fructose corn syrup, genetically modified ingredients, and palm oil. Healthy Nibbles provides real living wage salaries, annual personal training budgets, mental health and wellbeing support through OK Positive and Vitality, volunteer opportunities, bonuses, and more. Their packaging and promotional materials are plastic free, recyclable, and printed in the UK with water-based inks. Healthy Nibbles donates surplus stock to Trussel Trust, partners with ChangeWorks to recycle paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, and cans, analyzes greenhouse gas emissions with Compare Your Footprint, and offsets carbon with TreeApp. They are a member of 1% for the Planet and have B Corp, Living Wage Employer, and Investors in Young People certification.


Chicago Lighthouse

Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Chicago Lighthouse has been a pioneering leader in vision care and social services since 1906. They provide education, employment, independent living, comprehensive vision care, and assistive technology services for people in Chicago who are blind, visually impaired, disabled, and veterans, regardless of their ability to pay. Their sister agency, Chicago Lighthouse Industries, is a social enterprise that provides job training and continuous employment for people who are legally blind through the assembly of clocks and other consumer products. They are the last major clock assembly in the United States and have been the sole supplier of wall clocks to the federal government for over 40 years. The Chicago Lighthouse also offers inbound call center services, Digital Accessible Experience (DAX) consulting, and contract management services. These social enterprises provide meaningful career opportunities and earn revenue to supplement Lighthouse programs and services. The Chicago Lighthouse works with National Industries for the Blind and many other social service organizations. They are registered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.


Conserve India

Delhi, India

Conserve India works towards environmental conservation and a circular economy in plastics and textiles while creating fair trade employment opportunities and contributing to social upliftment and women’s empowerment. They have developed low cost technologies to upcycle plastic and textile waste into fashionable and sustainable products. Conserve India supplies bags, wallets, jewelry, and other accessories to wholesale partners and offers a unique range of custom designs under their Lifaffa fashion brand. They organize workshops, medical camps, and emergency support for waste pickers, migrants, refugees, and other disadvantaged urban communities. They also partner with organizations around the world to share their technologies and provide training on how to use waste as a resource to create value. Conserve India is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and a member of Fair Trade Forum India, Catalyst 2030, the International Council for Circular Economy (ICCE), and Plastiskul.


Yekpare Social Enterprise Turkey

İstanbul, Turkey

Yekpare Social Enterprise Turkey is a social enterprise association that helps social enterprises access information, resources, support, community, and markets. They organize community events, provide consulting services, conduct research, and develop and advocate for inclusive and regenerative policies. Yekpare maintains a database of available support for social entrepreneurs and coordinates the international #BuySocial (#SosyalGirişimdenAl) campaign in Turkey. They have an inclusive membership structure that is accessible to startups and low income social enterprises. Yekpare is part of Catalyst 2030 and Euclid Network.



London, England, United Kingdom

Pivot is a social enterprise that empowers people experiencing homelessness by teaching jewelry making in hostels and providing flexible and paid employment opportunities accompanied by coaching and financial support. They create earrings, pins, necklaces, eyeglass chains, bookmarks, key rings, and bottle openers and specialize in unique designs that can be handmade at a desk with minimal tools and training. Priority is given to recycled metals and upcycled acetate. Pivot also offers maker-led public workshops and private events. All profits from these workshops are reinvested into their social mission of helping people experiencing homelessness. Pivot is an accredited Living Wage Employer and a member of Social Enterprise UK.


Sri Sathya Sai IHMS

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences provides world-class healthcare free of charge to all, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, and financial status. Their specialty hospitals in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh bring together state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facilities, highly skilled doctors, and a professional and loving staff in a clean, aesthetic, and spiritual environment. They provide 24/7 emergency care and walk-in appointments to ensure accessibility for people traveling from a distance. The hospitals do not have billing departments. Sri Sathya Sai IHMS also provides free education and training and is accredited by the National Board of Examinations to conduct postgraduate training in super specialties like neurosurgery, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, and cardiology and broad specialties like anesthesiology and radiodiagnosis. Sri Sathya Sai IHMS operates under Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, a public charitable trust.


Nepal Tea Collective

New York, New York, United States

Nepal Tea Collective aims to bridge the gap between tea producers in Nepal and consumers in the United States so that tea lovers have access to the freshest organically grown teas and farmers bypass exploitative middlemen and receive the maximum benefit from their harvest. They source white tea, green tea, black tea, oolong, chai, and herbal tisanes from their own family farm, Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center, a pioneer in cooperative ownership, organic production, and fair trade, as well as other smallholder tea farmers with shared values. Their loose leaf teas are packed at origin in handwoven bamboo pouches and handmade lokta paper containers. Nepal Tea Collective also coordinates immersive tea tours in Nepal. For every purchase, they plant a tea sapling and contribute to the Nepal Tea Foundation. Nepal Tea Collective is registered as a Public Benefit Corporation.



London, England, United Kingdom

Prodigy aims to inspire positive change in society and the food industry by delivering sweet snacks that benefit the environment, have a significantly healthier nutrition profile, and are accessible to all. They specialize in vegan chocolate made with real cacao, coconut sugar, inulin, lucuma, and other natural ingredients. Their products contain less sugar and more vitamins and fiber than mainstream chocolates and are free from refined sugar, gluten, and palm oil. All Prodigy chocolate bars, chocolate eggs, and chocolate biscuits are made in the United Kingdom from sustainably sourced ingredients. Packaging is plastic free and home compostable, and for every chocolate bar sold, they fund the removal of 10 plastic wrappers from the environment through a partnership with rePurpose Global. Prodigy works with ClimatePartner to calculate and offset their carbon emissions. They are registered with the Vegan Society and have B Corp and Plastic Negative certification.



Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

Cocccon produces organic peace silk for sustainable fashion brands and creates fair trade employment opportunities for marginalized rural communities in Jharkhand. Peace silk, or ahimsa silk, refers to any silk produced without harming or killing the silkworms. Cocccon farmers grow host trees organically using nets and medicinal plants to protect the silkworms from predators and fungus. The moths are able to hatch, breed, and serve as local pollinators, and the silk is processed from the hatched cocoons using solar energy, no toxic chemicals, and 75 percent less water than conventional silk. Local women spin, reel, and weave the silk, and a team of graphic and textile designers coordinate dyeing, block printing, digital printing, and hand embroidery. Cocccon is a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and has Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certification.


Forty Hall Vineyard

Enfield, England, United Kingdom

Forty Hall Vineyard is a 10-acre community-led organic vineyard in north London that produces and sells award-winning English still and sparkling wines, demonstrates environmentally sustainable agricultural practices, and contributes to community wellbeing. They are the first commercial scale vineyard in London since the Middle Ages. Forty Hall Vineyard has developed an innovative ecotherapy program to improve mental and physical health through social connection and gentle outdoor activity. Volunteering opportunities are open to all members of the community, but people with mild to moderate mental health support needs are particularly encouraged to participate. They also engage with refugees, families under stress, and other marginalized and hard-to-reach groups. The vineyard is situated on Capel Manor College’s Forty Hall Farm, a 170-acre organic farm and local food hub. Forty Hall Vineyard is certified organic by Soil Association.


Pala Eyewear

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Pala Eyewear creates sustainable sunglasses to fund vision care projects across Africa. They are committed to sustainable design, small batch production, transparent supply chains, and partnerships with ethical suppliers. Their frames are made from plant-based bio-acetate, their non-polarized collection is made with Green Line lenses, their microfiber bags are made from recycled PET bottles, and their sunglass cases are handwoven from recycled plastic waste by women artisans working with CARE4Basket in Ghana. Packaging and promotional materials are recycled or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. For every pair of sunglasses sold, Pala works with Vision Aid Overseas to support vision centers, dispensaries, screening and training programs, vitamins, prescription glasses, and corrective surgery across Africa. They also partner with TerraCycle to collect and recycle old frames and with One Tribe to protect rainforest trees. Pala Eyewear is a certified B Corporation.


CodeGen Sustainable Solutions

Colombo, Sri Lanka

CodeGen Sustainable Solutions includes a group of research initiatives, innovations, and brands under CodeGen International that focus on sustainable transformation. In the agriculture sector, they offer integrated software and hardware solutions for hydroponics and vertical farming to produce fresh healthy produce without pesticides and weedicides, minimize water use, energy consumption, and waste, reduce food miles, and support local food security. They encourage the use of abandoned and under-utilized spaces like warehouse buildings, old containers, or rooftops for food production. In the transport sector, they have designed and engineered Vega EVX, South Asia’s first all-electric supercar. They are also powering high-performance EV conversions for smaller vehicles and developing chargeNET, Sri Lanka’s first and the largest electric vehicle charging network. In the energy sector, they are supporting grid independence through innovations in solar flow batteries. In the retail sector, they are developing refill and recycling technologies for fast moving consumer goods. CodeGen partners with local universities, SLINTEC Sri Lanka, and corporations focused on sustainable solutions.


Travel Magical Morocco

Morocco and the Netherlands

Travel Magical Morocco was started as a sustainable travel agency to introduce people to Moroccan life, landscapes, culture, and traditions in a way that benefits local Moroccan and Amazigh people and protects the environment. They offer customized family itineraries, trekking and hiking tours, and discovery trips. All travel experiences focus on supporting local hotels, restaurants, drivers, cooks, muleteers, cameleers, and rural communities. Travel Magical Morocco is recognized as a Travelife Partner for their commitment to sustainability.


It's Souper

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

It’s Souper offers a range of natural soups and vegan sauces that make African flavors accessible to people in North America. They are known for their West African Pepper Sauce, Green Pepper Sauce, Mozi Peri-Peri Sauce, Moroccan Chickpea and Chicken Soup, Meat Lovers Chili, and Roasted Carrot and Paprika Soup. Products are made in Ontario using locally sourced ingredients and spices from African farmers. It’s Souper supports food banks and local marketplace events and donates monthly to the Afri-Can FoodBasket, a community nonprofit that champions food justice and food sovereignty for Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black communities. They are part of Canadian Women in Food and WeConnect International.



Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

Summerdown has been growing, harvesting, and distilling Black Mitcham peppermint on their family farm for almost three decades with a focus on holistic, regenerative practices to support biodiversity, healthy soil, and a thriving farm ecosystem. They sow wildflower seeds, plant special feed crops for birds, keep beehives in their mint fields and owl boxes around their farm buildings, and maintain 75 kilometers of hedgerow habitat and 186 hectares of woodland. Summerdown uses their harvest to create a unique range of peppermint chocolates, oils, herbal teas, and home fragrances. They source chocolate through the Cocoa Horizons project, which creates self-sustaining cocoa farming communities that protect children and nature. Summerdown uses compostable packaging for their tea bags and chocolate bars and is working towards plastic free alternatives for all products. In the meantime, they offset their remaining plastic through RePurpose Global. They are a Countryside Stewardship farm, work with Plantlife on wild plant conservation, and participate in the Woodgarston project with South East Water and Natural England. Summerdown has B Corp and Plastic Negative certification.


Társadalmi Vállalkozás Koalíció

Szekszárd, Hungary

Társadalmi Vállalkozás Koalíció, the Social Enterprise Coalition, is a grassroots association committed to inclusive representation and the development of all social enterprises in Hungary. They aim to increase the awareness and recognition of Hungarian social enterprises, develop, promote, and implement a comprehensive national strategy, and establish an enabling environment for the creation, financing, and growth of social enterprises. The Koalíció is committed to social inclusion and environmental responsibility. Membership fees are kept low to ensure the participation of startup and low-income enterprises. Társadalmi Vállalkozás Koalíció is registered as a public benefit not-for-profit association. They are part of Euclid Network.


Rankema Organic Rice

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Rankema Organic Rice is committed to producing healthy traditional food with no synthetic agrichemicals. They specialize in Sri Lankan heirloom rice varieties like suwandal, ma vee, nilkanda, kaluheenati and kuruluthuda. Under their Weera Gamunu initiative they research and revive lost paddy varieties, educate farmers about the dangers of agrichemicals, support them to transition to ancient varieties and organic practices, raise consumer awareness about the health benefits of traditional rice varieties, and expand local and international markets for organic heirloom rice. Rankema is certified under USDA, EU, and SLSI organic standards.



Los Angeles, California, United States

Beautyologie is a curated marketplace for fair trade and ethically sourced skin care, hair care, and cosmetics from producers and formulators around the world. They partner with brands that create cruelty free, nontoxic, and organic products, are transparent about their ingredient supply chains, and follow fair trade practices. This includes paying fair wages to farmers and workers, ensuring safe working conditions, promoting gender equality, and minimizing environmental impact. The founder has 25 years of experience as a writer and publicist in the beauty industry and is now focused on using this knowledge to help conscious consumers connect with mission-driven beauty brands that put people and the planet before profit. Beautyologie is a member of Fair Trade Los Angeles.


Help Local with Love

Bergen, Netherlands

Help Local with Love was started to support artisans that lost part of their income due to the pandemic or other crises. They purchase handmade housewares, toys, bags, and accessories at fair prices, ship them to the Netherlands, and sell them online. Priority is given to natural, locally sourced, and upcycled materials and traditional techniques. Help Local with Love is known for their green Tamegroute pottery, reed baskets, handwoven cotton rugs, and traditional leather bags from small rural communities in Morocco and their coconut shell spoons and bowls from people with disabilities in Sri Lanka. They donate to charities focused on poverty reduction and social inclusion like Stichting MoralCompassNL and Friendship Foundation.



London, England, United Kingdom

HumaniTea produces vegan iced tea lattes in the United Kingdom from real brewed tea, oat milk, and organic agave nectar. Their green tea latte uses organic matcha from Japan, and their classic tea latte uses Fairtrade organic Earl Grey from Rwanda. Products are low in sugar, free from preservatives and other additives, packed in aluminium cans because they are infinitely recyclable, and made with oat milk because it is the plant-based milk with the lowest carbon footprint and water requirements. HumaniTea uses five percent of profits to fund wellbeing and sustainability initiatives. They are part of Pan Asian Women’s Association (PAWA), Cambridge Social Ventures, and Social Enterprise UK.



Iruddumadu, Sri Lanka

iGrow is an integrated 14-acre farm and training hub in the Mullaitivu district of Sri Lanka that produces healthy, natural food and supports young people to become agriculture entrepreneurs. They specialize in naturally grown fruits, vegetables, peanuts, cashews, bee honey, and palmyrah products. Their challenge-based learning program aims to actively engage emerging leaders in food and agribusiness. iGrow supports participants to attend organic agriculture events, join virtual learning and networking opportunities, and connect with a mentor for career growth and development.


Phronesis Foods

Lagos, Nigeria

Phronesis Foods aims to reduce food waste, provide a sustainable market for local Nigerian food, and create jobs for women and young people. They specialize in African breadfruit, ukwa in Igbo language, a highly nutritious and popular food that is normally only available seasonally. Phronesis Foods sources ukwa from small-scale producers and processes it so that it is available year-round and can be distributed more broadly. They offer all natural dried ukwa, roasted ukwa snacks, ukwa poundo, ukwa cereal, ukwa flour, and ukwa protein bars. Phronesis Foods uses their platform to raise awareness about the nutritional benefits of African breadfruit. They partner with a local organization to provide scholarship opportunities for primary and secondary school children in rural communities.


The Good Route

Gurugram, Haryana, India

The Good Route helps people enhance their daily wellness and shift to conscious living through The Good Journal, The Good Directory, and The Good Marketplace. They share resources related to conscious choices and sustainability, showcase ethical and sustainable brands, and offer their own range of responsibly made personal care and wellness products. Their skincare line is made from all natural ingredients. Fabric products are made from recycled cotton and plant-based natural dyes. Stationery is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recycled paper and environmentally responsible inks. Candles are made from soy wax, discarded temple flowers, and terracotta pots. Production is done in partnership with Gulmeher, a social enterprise that works with former waste pickers in the Ghazipur slum community, and products are packed using kraft mailers, biodegradable labels, and water activated tape. The Good Route plants fruit trees in public places through WePlant.


Queen's Jollof Sauces

Apex, North Carolina, United States

Queen’s Jollof Sauces was started under Ashanti Styles to make African food and culture accessible to people in the United States. Their flagship product is a slow roasted jollof sauce that can be used to make authentic West African jollof rice and many other dishes. They also produce a jerk honey barbecue sauce and a shito hot sauce. Products are packed in glass jars and sold through local farmers’ markets, food cooperatives, and retailers. A portion of all profits are used to support schools in rural Ghana. Queen’s Jollof Sauces is part of North Carolina Specialty Foods Association and Got To Be NC.


Twin Tales

Gurugram, Haryana,  India

Twin Tales offers stylish and sustainable cloth snack bags, lunch bags, totes, and pouches as an alternative to plastic containers, bags, and wraps. They work with artists to create colorful illustrations which are printed on cotton fabric and locally stitched in small batches to minimize waste. Twin Tales uses their platform to promote reuse and sustainable living.



Lima, Peru

Mexthon has been manufacturing luxury knitwear in Peru since 1997. They design, produce, and export clothing and accessories made from local alpaca wool, Peruvian pima cotton, Tangüis cotton, and other natural fibers. Mexthon is committed to fair trade practices, environmental responsibility, and the sustainable development of Peru. They are a guaranteed member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).


Eco Mania

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Eco Mania helps businesses switch from plastic packaging and products to environmentally responsible alternatives. They offer customizable mailer bags and courier bags that are waterproof, plastic free, and home compostable. Eco Mania uses their platform to raise awareness about plastic pollution and inspire a change in consumer habits.


Micky Foods

Tema, Ghana

Micky Foods makes natural snacks in Ghana from locally sourced ingredients like plantains, cocoyam, cassava, peanuts, and ginger. They prevent food waste, create market opportunities for local farmers, and provide an alternative to imported snack foods with artificial additives. Products meet international food standards but are affordable for low income groups. Micky Foods donates to orphanages and people in need. They are part of Nourishing Africa and Changing Narratives Africa.



Nochchiyagama, Sri Lanka

Koskole is a botanical arts studio in Sri Lanka that specializes in artwork made from locally sourced jackfruit leaves. They hand carve custom portraits, landscapes, and other designs and preserve the leaves using natural techniques. Koskole provides an alternative to artwork made from imported, resource intensive materials.



Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

Purest is a health and wellness tea brand that specializes in organic certified black tea, green tea, spiced teas, and herbal infusions. They source directly from partner plantations and factories that meet international standards for quality and sustainability. Purest segregates waste for composting and recycling and prioritizes biodegradable, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified packaging. They work with Hospital Services Council, Grassrooted Trust, Women’s Development Foundation, Tea Leaf Trust, Department of Wildlife Conservation, and The Elephant Orphanage Transit Home to support children in need, community development, animal welfare, and environmental sustainability initiatives. Purest products are EU Organic certified.



Bandaragama, Sri Lanka

HotPot supplies affordable coconut charcoal cook stoves in Sri Lanka as a local, environmentally responsible alternative to stoves that require imported liquefied petroleum gas. The stoves come with an efficient electric fan that can be connected to a battery pack during power outages. They are easy and safe to use with no smoke, soot, or odors. HotPot coconut charcoal is made from a local waste material. It prevents deforestation, consumption of non-renewable fossil fuels, and foreign exchange losses.


Saaru Organic Farm

Irrakkakandi, Sri Lanka

Saaru Organic Farm cultivates dry zone vegetables, turmeric, coconut, and papaya in northeastern Sri Lanka. They save their own seeds, maintain live fences, and produce their compost, liquid fertilizers, and pest repellents from locally available materials. Saaru Organic Farm is verified under a local organic participatory guarantee system (PGS).


Yoga Organic Farm

Irrakkakandi, Sri Lanka

Yoga Organic Farm cultivates organic food in northeastern Sri Lanka. Crops include turmeric, ginger, cassava, papaya, coconut, moringa, and dry zone vegetables. They practice mixed cropping and produce their own compost and organic inputs from locally available materials. Yoga Organic Farm is verified under a local organic participatory guarantee system (PGS).


MMM Akeel Organic Farm

Kinniya, Sri Lanka

MMM Akeel Organic Farm produces a variety of agricultural products while enhancing ecosystem health for a sustainable future. Crops include dry zone vegetables, turmeric, pomegranate, mango, jackfruit, and moringa. They practice mulching and mixed cropping and produce their own compost and organic inputs from locally available materials. MMM Akeel Organic Farm is verified under a local organic participatory guarantee system (PGS).


Kinniya Green Organic

Kinniya, Sri Lanka

Kinniya Green Organic is a producer group of small-scale farmers in northeastern Sri Lanka that wants to contribute to a healthy nation through sustainable agriculture. Crops include dry zone vegetables, legumes, ginger, turmeric, cassava, watermelon, banana, lime, pomegranate, coconut, mango, and moringa. They save seeds and produce their own compost and organic inputs from plant waste, animal waste, and other locally available materials. Kinniya Green Organic is verified under a local organic participatory guarantee system (PGS).


Menaka Organic Farm

Verugal, Sri Lanka

Menaka Organic Farm aims to provide healthy agricultural products, build a better future for the next generation, and maintain and improve the natural ecosystem through sustainable practices. Crops include green gram, black gram, ground nut, cassava, and dry zone vegetables. They use dried leaves, crop residue, cow dung, poultry manure, and other locally sourced materials to produce mulch, compost, liquid fertilizers, and pest repellents. Menaka Organic Farm distributes products directly to local consumers and raises awareness about organic techniques. They are verified under a local organic participatory guarantee system (PGS).


Verugal Green Organic

Verugal, Sri Lanka

Verugal Green Organic is a producer group of small-scale farmers in northeastern Sri Lanka that wants to create a better world for future generations through organic agriculture. Crops include dry zone vegetables, peanuts, manioc, ginger, turmeric, banana, mango, cashew, and moringa. Group members save seeds and use dried leaves, plant residues, and animals waste and other locally sourced ingredients to produce their own compost, natural fertilizers, and pest repellents. Verugal Green Organic is verified under a local organic participatory guarantee system (PGS).


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