Working to make a difference

Pacha promotes sustainable economic, social and environmental development through the inclusion of indigenous and small farmers into the economic system. Fundación Pacha, our non-profit partner, works closely with farmers through providing assistance and support in areas such as training and aid in fair trade and organic farming as well as through reforestation and social initiatives.

 

ECONOMIC

​Pacha not only purchases Guayusa leaves, it also supports small farmers in creating their own products. The UNI-SHU association produces a bottled energy drink from guayusa leaves as well as bags of dried guayusa leaves.

SOCIAL

​Working with communities to provide more opportunities.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Guayusa as an economic alternative and is shown to reduce the impacts of deforestation. Planting guayusa in agroforestry systems maintains soil quality, allowing better development of plants and animals.