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Green Zebra Grocery

A healthy and socially responsible convenient store chain. Green Zebra is referred to as 7-11 meets Whole Foods with an emphasis on natural, organic, and local foods. They work to improve access to healthy food at affordable prices.

“Green Zebra is fortunate to count you among our earliest supporters! You are helping us to accomplish our mission of increasing access to healthy food.” – Lisa Sedlar, Founder and CEO – Green Zebra Grocery

Visit www.greenzebragrocery.com for more details.

Kuli Kuli

A socially responsible company that sells delicious, gluten-free and vegan products made with moringa, one of the most nutrient-rich plants on the planet. Kuli Kuli empowers farmers in the developing world to access the nutritional power and economic opportunities of Moringa Oleifera by selling moringa-based products in the United States.

“Most investors just want to know if you’re hitting your numbers. Kirchner Group wants to know how they can help you grow into a successful, profitable social enterprise and they are willing to leverage all of their incredible contacts, resources and experience to help that happen.” – Lisa Curtis, founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli

Visit www.kulikulifoods.com for more details.

Tomato Jos

A vertically-integrated tomato-paste processing company serving the local Nigerian market—the largest tomato paste importer in the world.

“So far, we have been mostly focused on the farming side of the business, but thanks to the Kirchner Food Fellowship and our other investors, we are now ready to forward integrate and launch our brand of retail-packaged paste. It’s a very exciting time for the company!” – Mira Mehta, CEO of Tomato Jos

Visit www.tomatojos.net for more details.

Solena

A Mexican based biotechnology research company that seeks to increase and monetize the biological capital (microorganisms) of agricultural soils and ecosystems through the materialization of science. The purpose is to contribute to achieve harmony between agriculture and nature. Grupo Solena achieves its mission through a proprietary methodology where it measures, values and finally monetizes the agricultural ecosystem thus helping to empower farmers increasing the fertility conditions of their soil in order to reduce their need to use agrochemicals.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with the Kirchner Food Fellowship and Kirchner Group. We are confident that by harnessing their extensive operational, advisory and transactional expertise in the agriculture field, we will be able to grow our company and enhance our impact.” – Irving Rivera, CEO and Co-Founder of Solena

Visit www.solenaverde.com for more details.

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