I've always struggled with seeking and sharing - they're not the same thing at all, but I they often conflated for me. This feeling of seeking when sharing only amplified at the start of the pandemic. I felt like EVERYONE was throwing things into the ether. And so I stepped back.... and now, I'm ready to have some fun!
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.
At Amazi, our intention to give is inherent to our business model. We decided to use Giving Tuesday as an opportunity to hold ourselves accountable and share some of the ways in which we’ve worked to increase impact over the past several months, and how we hope to improve in the year to come.