We believe it is up to us as consumers, suppliers and retailers to protect the heritage, culture and history behind maca and to create an ethical and sustainable way to produce it that benefits all involved. We have a direct partnership with our farm, farmer and community and are committed to offer protection from exploitation. We buy direct from our farmer with a transparent pricing structure so he can see the value of his product in our market.
We allow full production of our final product to be carried out by our farmer in Peru, so in essence we are selling his product on his behalf and sharing back profits with him. We donate a further percentage of our profits back into a development fund to improve the lives of the people who produce our products. So every bag sold equates to approximately $1 towards supporting our community.
Currently we are improving the conditions at the San Jose de Quero school and our farmer’s house, in terms of infrastructure, consumables, heating, water, internet and sanitation. We sponsor 14 different children from the community and pay for their annual schooling needs. We have already funded the building of accommodations to house eco-tourists that will allow a long-term sustainable income for our farmer and family additional to his current trade. We are also creating cultural and profession development programs for our farmer, his family and the local school children to improve their levels of education and professional experience. Learn more about our social responsibility here.