Jali Fruit Co.
Founder, Josh Shefner was designing and building a vehicular bridge in Guatemala when he met with a leading humanitarian engineer who had consulted for the UN. It helped him look at poverty outside of a highly technocratic viewpoint. In his travels, he found lots of fruits going to waste and knew how expensive fruit was in the US.
Fun Fact: Jali is a vertically integrated value chain sourcing from a network of smallholder farmers and upcycling food loss into an opportunity. They cut out the middleman and source all-natural dried fruit made without any sugar or preservatives.