Guayaki, Buenos Aires (ARG)

Guayaki, Buenos Aires (ARG)

Alex is the co-founder of Guayaki. Guayaki is a certified bcorp that produces organic “yerba mate”. With its revenues, it funds reforestation projects in the area where mate is from: Paraguay, Brasil and the northern provinces of Argentina.

Guayaki was founded about 20 years ago. Currently it has offices in Buenos Aires, Argentina and in San Francisco, USA. It sells mate all over the world, from Canada to New Zealand.

Guayaki’s mission is to steward and restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic rainforest and create over 1,000 living wage jobs by 2020. Within Guayaki’s Market-Driven-Restoration business model, customer’s purchases directly link to Guayaki’s partner farming communities in the South American Atlantic Rainforests.

Apart from the reforestation projects, Guayaki set up the Fundación Agroecológica Iguazú: a non-profit organisation whose mission is to be a driving factor for balancing environmental, social, and economic factors in Iguazú, in Argentina’s Misiones province.

Check out Guayaki’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram accounts.

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3 Comments
  • Cor Pandelaar
    Posted at 21:19h, 28 March Reply

    Hoi Max,
    Zo te zien interessante reis. Hoe kom je toch bij al die mensen? Had je dat van tevoren uitgestippeld of kom je ze gewoon op je reis tegen. Super man!!!

  • max
    Posted at 16:30h, 30 March Reply

    Van alles een beetje Cor! Heel veel mensen hebben mooie verhalen; alleen schrijft over het algemeen niemand ze op 😉
    Sommige van tevoren ook benaderd; vooral de bedrijven waar ik langs ga. Komen er in Peru ook weer een paar mooie aan!

  • Connecting Las Americas | Guayaki: this is what reforestation looks like
    Posted at 00:24h, 24 April Reply

    […] Guayaki’s mission is to steward and restore 200,000 acres of South American Atlantic rainforest and create over 1,000 living wage jobs by 2020. These pictures show what reforestation looks like. […]

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