Kuli Kuli’s mission is to improve nutrition and livelihoods worldwide through Moringa. Moringa is a tropical tree that requires little water to grow and can help restore degraded soil. Kuli Kuli’s moringa is rich in iron, calcium, vitamins, and antioxidants. Its moringa provides a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids. Kuli Kuli’s range of products include Moringa Superfood Bars, Pure Moringa Powder, Energizing Moringa Herbal Tea, and Moringa Green Energy shots.
Their vision is to work with women-led farming cooperatives all over the world to drive economic growth, women’s empowerment and sustainable agricultural development. They are creating a world where everyone has the resources and knowledge to access the nutritional power of moringa. By rejuvenating moringa as a tool for nutritional security, they hope a new generation will imagine a world without hunger.
Lisa Curtis, Founder & CEO
Kuli Kuli’s founder Lisa Curtis got her first taste of moringa as a Peace Corps volunteer in a small village in Niger . As a vegetarian, she was eating mostly rice and millet — a diet that left her feeling sluggish. When she mentioned her fatigue to women at the community health center, they suggested she try moringa. She bought moringa leaves from a neighbor’s tree and mixed them with a popular peanut snack called kuli-kuli. She soon felt better and began to work with villagers to encourage them to use moringa. Lisa founded Kuli Kuli to help women in West Africa use more moringa locally and earn a sustainable livelihood by selling a portion of each harvest to the US.
Sustainable Livelihoods & Women’s Empowerment
Kuli Kuli partners directly with small family farmers and women’s cooperatives around the world to help them scale up their businesses and be able to access the international market. Moringa is often grown and processed by women, making it an excellent crop for women smallholder farmers looking to supplement their household income. By providing ongoing technical assistance and guaranteeing purchase, they unlock the access to the U.S. market for thousands of low-income farmers around the world.