Rain Forest Foods Granola
Lydia Cazaubon, Magdalena George, Shernell Joseph, Mary Steva, Roseabelle Josep and Michaela Phillip partnered with local farmers to create Rainforest Foods Ltd, the first all-women run business in the community.
Their goal was to create a sustainable income for the women of the community, by producing handmade batches of cereal. Rainforest Foods now produces five granola products made of locally grown sweet potato, breadfruits, coconut, coconut oil, honey and spices.
In addition to using seeds, they’re planting some as well, ensuring their business promotes growth in their community. Proceeds contribute to the education and capacity building of their employees, to which they provide training in business management, marketing, food safety and IT.
Rain Forest Foods is a micro agro-processing business enterprise which produces granola cereal using high quality all natural local products like coconut, sweet potato, breadfruit and spices with whole grain oats. More recently they have also developed what is thought to be the Caribbean’s first all-natural Gluten-free flour, to be launched later this year.