What if every product you bought, helped someone in need? That’s the dream that started Life Essenz, a Virginia Benefit Corporation.
In 2010, we learned of devastating conditions facing the tiniest of children on the island of Hispaniola, Haiti. An earthquake of devastating magnitude had left them to eat dirt. Literally.
The knowledge that these types of heartbreaking conditions exist all over the world sparked overwhelming emotion that we could not ignore. Initially, like everyone else, we donated what we could. But with our own resources limited, we realized we couldn’t do it alone.
We found that asking others for donations, time after time, was not a sustainable model for making the impact we desired. Craving a solution that would aid as many children worldwide as possible, we created Life Essenz.
Our goal is simple. We aim to provide our customers with the highest quality products, while simultaneously helping the communities that supply them
MISSION AND VISION
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children in the communities we do business in, by creating a supply chain network that directs funds to our various charity partners.
Our vision is to make a significant impact around the world by connecting our customers and partners to the producers and the communities that make our products.
Our approach is to create a viable economic activity that will generate funds to make our mission self-sustainable.
Life Essenz promotes individual, community and global well-being. We are committed to a business model that ensures mutual benefit for all, one where everyone within the supply exchange wins.
OUR CUSTOMERS WIN: With access to the highest quality products at fair prices, our customers can also personally choose the charity they want their purchase to benefit.
OUR PRODUCERS WIN: We pay a fair price for their goods and support not only the producers themselves, but the local farming community as well.
OUR CHARITIES WIN: A portion of our profits supports charities through commercial co-venture (ccv) agreements and children’s welfare in the communities that supply ingredients for our products.
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The Cookies - made of dirt, butter and salt - hold little nutritional value, but manage to keep Haiti's poverty-stricken children alive.