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Yaku helping to alleviate children with malnutrition

Santiago Mejia

To kick-start 2020, Yaku Latin Goods has contributed to children at risk of chronic malnutrition in Lima, Peru, by donating part of its profits to ALPANI. ALPANI is a non-profit organisation that educates and empowers women and community leaders in the outskirts of Lima to help alleviate children with malnutrition. Due to very limited support from Government, this organisation relies heavily on donations from companies and individuals in order to maintain and expand their social impact.  A key component of ALPANI’s strategy involves training women to become nutrition assistants. The funds provided by Yaku Latin Goods have been allocated to...

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Yaku donates funds to Myanmar nunnery school

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Yaku donates funds to Myanmar nunnery school

This June, Yaku Latin Goods helped over 280 orphaned nuns at the Shwe Sin Min Nunnery School in Myanmar by donating much-needed funds to purchase basic items. The school, located in the scenic hill town of Pyin Oo Lwin, provides shelter and basic education to young and orphaned nuns aged 4 to 20. Started in 2001, the school has grown from just 40 orphans to over 600. These are young girls with no parents, no place to live or who are refugees due to war and natural disasters. The school relies heavily on donations to keep it running. Food, clothing,...

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Yaku Latin Goods: Our Social Enterprise Journey

Santiago Mejia

Yaku Latin Goods: Our Social Enterprise Journey

At the beginning of 2018, Yaku Latin Goods was accepted into Impact Boom’s Elevate+ Program - a 12-week program strategically designed to help social enterprises create positive impact. Above all, the program sought to help further develop a social enterprise, to define the purpose, vision and values that embody the business and drive the value it creates. A sensible place to start in understanding Yaku Latin Goods’ purpose is with its founders - Gabi & Santi. Yaku’s Beginnings Gabi & Santi are both from Quito, the capital of the incredibly diverse country of Ecuador. While one side of the country...

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Yaku Latin Goods, one of Brisbane's Top Emerging Social Entrepreneurs

Santiago Mejia

Yaku Latin Goods, one of Brisbane's Top Emerging Social Entrepreneurs

We’ve been selected to participate in Impact Boom’s Elevate + Social Enterprise Accelerator Program. This is a great opportunity to get mentoring from passionate and experienced industry professionals and to gain exposure, so we can bring our Yaku journey to a next level. To know more, please click here.

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THE CHOC OF THE NEW by The Economist’s 1843 magazine

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THE CHOC OF THE NEW by The Economist’s 1843 magazine

"Ecuador’s cacao zone is to chocolate cognoscenti what Bordeaux is to wine-lovers". This is Richard's first line and we couldn't be more agree. Enjoy reading this great article about Ecuadorian chocolate made with its sublime cacao. THE CHOC OF THE NEWThe Economist’s 1843 magazine's article PAUL RICHARDSON | FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 Ecuador’s cacao zone is to chocolate cognoscenti what Bordeaux is to wine-lovers. Ivory Coast and Ghana lead the world in the production of bulk cacao – the stuff that goes towards your average Cadbury or Hershey’s bar – but the cacao grown in the strip of fertile plain running from...

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