Eco Herbal I.S.
Eco Herbal operates in a rural community,Ghimpati Village, and was founded in order to respond to the community’s social problems and implement proper solutions for these problems. Their goals are to exert an impact on a large number of beneficiaries, to achieve better working conditions and increase agricultural productivity.
Eco Herbal produces, collects and primarily processes medicinal and aromatic plants. The team also runs free educational programs for adults and children on rural entrepreneurship. The raw material grown or gathered by the beneficiaries after the training is acquired by the social enterprise and introduced to a manufacturing process of drying/dehydration, cutting and dimensional selection and sold as raw material to for companies working the natural healthcare industry (teas, spices).
What is the social impact of your business?
Eco Herbal creates work opportunities for the rural community of the Ghimpati Village, where there is a high risk of social exclusion, low number of jobs, high level of poverty, lack of occupational, social and economic alternatives. Eco Herbal was founded in order to respond to the community social problems and to implement proper solutions by harnessing the community. Their goals are to exert an impact on a large number of beneficiaries, to achieve better conditions to work and to increase agricultural productivity.
What do you want to achieve by being part of Impact Hub Scaling?
Attract funding to increase production capacity and get certification required to become international suppliers for companies in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food (natural extracts, tinctures, supplements, syrups and oils).
Please give us one interesting fact about you.
They measure their success in terms of the positive impact they have on the rural community they are working with.
Learn more about Eco Herbal I.S. here.
Impact Hub Scaling is an international program designed for social enterprises ready to scale locally & internationally, to enable entrepreneurs with innovative solutions, to successfully scale-up, drive social innovation forward and create positive impact. The program gets supported by J.P. Morgan, Fondazione Cariplo, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Fondazione CRT as well as the European Commission’s FP7 Programme – BENISI Project. Find out more