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(A FULLY LIVING HUMAN BEING)

INITIATIVE BY:-

24 YEAR OLD BROWN UNIVERSITY GRADS STARTED RUNA A FAIR TRADE TEA COMPANY.

TYLER GAGE
(PRESIDENT AND CO-FOUNDER)

DANIEL MAC COMBIE


(EXECUTIVE V.P AND CO-FOUNDER)

THE SOUL AND HEART OF RUNA

The indigenous farmers with whom they

stayed woke them at dawn to share in a morning ritual drinking Guayusa together by dipping gourds into the large clay pot boiling over the communal fire. During these early morning hours, the communities share dreams, music and myths in a tradition they say makes them "Runa" which means "person' or "fully living human being' in the Kichwa language

The students and indigenous farmers

created a business that respects cultural traditions, supports small farmers, and helps the Amazon rainforest thrive. Runa inspires people to live a stimulating life and use their energy and imagination to create a better world.

VERTICALLY INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN

MANAGEMNT BETWEEN EQUADOR AND USA. WORK DIRECTLY WITH FARMERS TO BUY FRESH GUAYUSA LEAVES REINVEST 100% PROFIT AGRNOMISTS TO HELP FARMERS HELP FARMERS BY CREATING SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS USE OF VIRTUAL COMMUNICATION LIKE SKYPE AND OTHER SOCIAL WEBSITES.

We live a Runa lifestyle. We aim to run a business like a Guayusa

ceremony.
Transparency.

Work Hard & Celebrate Life.


Markets should be used as tools for good. Small Farmers Deserve Respect &

Opportunity. Development with Identity. We're all people!

WORKING WITH 800 FARMERS WITH HELP OF 3

FARMER ASSOCIATIONS REFORESTED 2,50,000 TREES IN AMAZON SINCE JUNE 2009 DOUBLING FARMERS YEARLY INCOMES WORLDS FIRST GUAYUSA FACTORY

WHEN WE ACTUALLY COMBINE OUR CAN DO

ATTITUDE WITH OUR HEART AND PASSION AN INNOVATION IS SURE TO HAPPEN LEARN, ADOPT, ADAPT, MODIFY, ITERATE IN THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO BE DOING WELL OR GOOD IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE AND ALSO NOT SOMETHING YOU SHOULD DO LATER IN LIFE

A SIMPLE THOUGHT CAN CHANGE THOUSANDS OF LIFE.

THANK YOU