My guest for Episode 022 of the Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons show is Lisa Curtis.
Lisa Curtis witnessed the challenges that rural communities in West Africa face as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger. After a few months with limited fruits and vegetables, she found herself experiencing early signs of malnutrition — a condition that affects over 18 million children across West Africa. Then a friend told Lisa about moringa, a local tree with highly nutritious leaves and handed her a bag of kuli-kuli, a Hausa food made from peanuts, to make a delicious, nutty moringa dinner. Lisa incorporated moringa into her diet and began to regain her strength.
Lisa saw a solution to the malnutrition and poverty in her village growing in the nutritious leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree. Upon returning to the U.S., Lisa worked with her childhood best friend, Valerie Popelka to create the first prototypes of what became Kuli Kuli Bars. Jordan Moncharmont and Anne Tsuei brought their web and design skills to the team, and together we formed Kuli Kuli, a mission-driven business.
Yes, the first 5 folks to reach out to Kuli Kuli via twitter @ get the 5 sampler packs. The giveaway includes 3 bars, 3 shots and 5 Moringa powder packets valued at $30 each.