I like to believe that I am from Hawaii. I’m not, but when I travel there I feel like I must be. I have been to Hawaii five times, and it is hands down my favorite place to go for a vacation. I daydream about living there - the warm breezes, the beautiful surroundings, and the ocean always close no matter where you are on the islands.
It’s easy to get swept up in the day-to-day, wherein I often question whether I’m ever really doing anything. I’m fixated on the next thing, the “but’s” and “what if’s.” Regularly losing the forest in the trees. The intoxicating combination of impatience, the need to always do more, to feel direction and SEE progress.
Ever wonder who makes your favorite snacks? The hands that dry roast those delicious plantain chips, and flavor the jackfruit chews of your dreams?
Those mysterious hands belong to our production team that works hard at our factory, NeGonja, in Zirobwe, Uganda to bring you the snacks you know and love.
Our founder, Renee, visited our team in UG earlier this month and had the chance to interview some of the people that make Amazi Foods possible. Awesome, right? Yeah- we know. Read some of their stories below!
Lauren Polovoy makes a living forming connections to her students, clients, and the community around her. Her main job, a speech-language pathologist at a high school autism program, came about by a last-minute “life-pivot”. Lauren started out as pre-law in college and decided to follow her passions for speech therapy and fitness instead. Lauren finds her purpose in her work by getting people to play with pushing their boundaries and being uncomfortable; to find joy in a challenge instead of stress.