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.
Plantains are generally absent from the traditional American palate, and yet they are wildly popular in cultures around the globe, in a variety of different dishes. Here at Amazi, we are bringing this powerhouse prebiotic fruit from our farmers in Uganda into mainstream U.S. diets via our dried and roasted plantain chips!