Discovering the next big superfood is like finding a rare treasure. You unlock something powerful in nature that has the potential to transform the world with it’s nutritional and medicinal properties. Through our partnership with I Was Hungry, Bonvera has found the next big superfood that’s going to alleviate poverty in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. I Was Hungry is a partnership between Crown Financial Ministries and Foundations for Farming that teaches farmers in Zimbabwe, many of whom are women, how to grow their own food and steward their resources wisely. This rare treasure is called moringa, and it’s not just the next big superfood or the latest fad diet. Moringa could be a vital resource to fight global malnutrition and alleviate poverty once and for all. We’re honored to share the compelling story of how your moringa arrives at your door straight from farmers in Zimbabwe.
Bonvera isn’t just passionate about giving back and helping people; Bonvera is passionate about making a global impact. Bonvera is providing a marketplace for African farmers to sell moringa in the U.S. where moringa is bought at fair trade prices. 100% of our moringa comes from our partnership with Crown Financial Ministries and the farmers in Africa. On top of that, a percentage of these profits from moringa sales goes back to Crown Financial Ministries and the training centers in Africa to continue to educate farmers and their families. Every purchase supports I Was Hungry trainings in Zimbabwe that allows the poor to grow enough food to: feed their family annually, sell surplus to make a profit, purchase next year’s seed, and give generously to others.
With this unique partnership, Bonvera can provide customers with premium health, wellness, and lifestyle products that enable them to live their best lives. But, it also empowers women, equips farmers, changes communities, and impacts lives forever.
What is moringa?
Moringa is one of the hottest new superfoods, often referred to as the “miracle tree” because of its medicinal and nutritional benefits. It is grown in various parts of the world including Sub-Saharan Africa, which is where Bonvera gets its moringa from, and has been used for centuries in parts of South East Asia for nutrition deficiencies and health needs.
Why do they call it a superfood? Because in one serving of moringa, you get the following: 7x the vitamin C of oranges, 2x the protein of yogurt, 3x the potassium of bananas, 3x the iron of spinach, 4x the vitamin A of carrots and 4x the calcium of milk. But that’s not all, moringa has been studied to help the body resist cancer, reduce inflammation, and moderate blood sugar levels. Research has also shown that it reduces blood pressure and reduces cholesterol, which lowers the risk of heart disease or stroke.
What is Kutano?
Kutano is Bonvera’s newest product line that is focused on harnessing the nutritional power of moringa. The word Kutano comes from a mix of native Zimbabwean words of “utano” which means health and “kura” which means growth. This unique blend of words captures the benefits that this new superfood provides.
This new product line is made possible by the unique partnership with I Was Hungry. Birthed out of a mutual desire to make hunger a thing of the past, I Was Hungry is a program in Zimbabwe that teaches and equips farmers to grow crops for their families and communities. Take this knowledge of sustainable agriculture practices and pair it with training on stewardship and finances, and I Was Hungry is making steps to alleviate poverty in these communities.
Since their founding, they have graduated 19 classes of farmers, and they have trained over 570 farmers who continue to share their knowledge with others. It’s so powerful that it’s estimated one farmer will tell up to 10 other people about their world-class training program.
We’ve found this rare treasure called moringa, and it’s going to change the world. Want to learn more about Kutano or I Was Hungry? Visit here or www.iwashungry.net to learn more about this incredible partnership and organization.