(Photo of kids in rural fishing village in Northeast Brazil where OLOMOMO's founder, Justin Perkins, studied in college).
PEOPLE. PLANET. PROFIT. PURPOSE. Inspired by study of development issues in Brazil and Africa, OLOMOMO’s founder, Justin Perkins, set out to start a company that could leverage market forces to help make a positive impact in society. As the first nut snack company to clear the bar for B Corp Certification, OLOMOMO is committed to developing a fair and healthy work place, and a supply chain and operations that are healthy for the environment and all of the people involved at every part of the process. Although fair trade sources for nuts are quite limited, OLOMOMO will be working on developing more fair trade partners and using other fair trade and organic ingredients whenever possible.
OLOMOMO creates healthier nut snacks and aims to have a low impact on the environment.
Causes and Charity philosophy.
Although we may contribute financially to causes we care about from time to time, OLOMOMO aims to make a positive impact on society through its inherent business operations. We also aim to help raise awareness through our brand platform and marketing expertise for causes we care about.
Here are a few of the charities we’ve supported:
Biggest impact to date – Aids Orphanage assistance during Haiti disaster.
A special thank you to all of the OLOMOMO customers who chipped in and contributed to our spontaneous fundraising drive for an Aids Orphanage in Haiti in 2009. OLOMOMO also contributed some cash for the orphanage and airline miles for the two orphanage founders to fly to the Domincan Republic where they were able to help transport much-needed supplies to the people of Jacmel – a region that was not receiving aid until Luke and Nate made it there. Together with our customers, we contributed about $5,000 towards helping to restore the orphanage and deliver life-saving supplies to people in remote areas.
If you are with a charity… we get several requests a week to donate products or to sponsor a charity or auction. Although we have limited funds for cash donations, we would be happy to consider donating product for charity auctions or special coupons to provide your guests at an event.