Top quality organic cashew nuts with social and environmental impact
The generic word for cashew is Anacardium derived from the Greek aná (above) and kardía (heart) referring to unusual location of the seed above the core of the fruit. KardiaNuts therefore are nuts made from the heart.
Keeping with the etymological roots of the cashew, at KardiaNuts we produce, process and commercialize nuts with an impact on the community and the environment where they are grown.
At KardiaNuts, we produce, process and commercialize nuts that have a positive impact on the community and the environment of Vichada, Colombia.
M I S S I O N
V I S S I O N
Contribute to the sustainable development of rural areas in Colombia.
V I S I O N
An empowered rural Colombia, with established networks for future growth, reduction of poverty and inequality, and preservation of the environment.
V A L U E S
Sustainability is our core value. We understand there is no impact without profit, so our first target is to be financially sustainable while being socially and environmentally responsible.
The goal of KardiaNuts goes beyond profit, we aim to change lives and that is our purpose.
Excellent trees and adequate soil are not enough without a first class team. At KardiaNuts, we know that the best talent is a guarantee to success.
JUAN PABLO MURIEL
Juan completed a Bachelors in Business in Bogotá and worked a few years as business consultant in Hong Kong. His passion for sustainable development brought him back to Colombia. He worked as project manager in sustainable forestry before moving to Berlin to study his master in International and Development Economics.
Now with KardiaNuts and its partners he hopes fulfil his passion!
As a forestry graduate from the university ETH Zürich, tending new shoots comes naturally to him. Many seeds have blossomed thanks to his persistence. KardiaNuts is one of those seeds. With Pakka as experienced partner establishing organic and fairtrade nut value chains, KardiaNuts has a strong experienced business partner on board.
JORGE ELIECER MURIEL
Jorge is a lawyer and has been directing his family business Vigias de Colombia, a private security company, for more than 40 years. Through all his professional life he has always loved the agroindustry that’s why he decided to invest in KardiaNuts through his recent company, La Hacienda Agroindustria S.A.S, an enterprise that has other agro-projects in Colombia that pursue responsible development of rural areas in the country, a purpose that is aligned with KardiaNuts vision.
Head of Operations
Diego has been living in Puerto Carreño, Vichada for more than 6 years. He worked in the area as operations manager of a medium sized forestry company, before he worked in his hometown with Smurfit Kappa Colombia.
He is KardiaNuts feet on the ground passionate about the community and loves digging into the details of the operations.
Paula is the youngest of the group!
She completed a Bachelors in Business in Bogotá and was part of ABInbev’s Marketing team on her internship. She is currently managing Marandúa, which is a brand of artisanal honey produced in Vichada, the same place where KardiaNuts will operate. She is passionate about healthy lifestyle and preservation of the environment and that’s why she loves our organic nuts.
KATHARINE VAN DER LAAN
Katharine is here to make things happen and make sure that ideas become successful projects. She proved to be great at that for around 10 years at federal agriculture bank in Canada and lately with a startup in Berlin. At Kardianuts she will finally put her talent and experience in development which is her true passion.
KardiaNuts is more than nuts - it is a game changer for a country that is getting back on track. We will produce the highest quality nuts for a demanding market and we will change lives in the process.
We believe that there are three key practices to producing happy nuts that taste better, a concept we learned from our partner Pakka:
Create opportunities to reduce poverty and inequality in the rural areas.
Adopt organic farming methods and environmental preservation policies.
Produce the highest quality nuts through selection and production by hand to ensure that only the best ones reach the market.
Happy Nuts provides our consumers with high quality nuts that offer so much more. They helping to develop neglected areas of Colombia.
Calle 94 # 16 - 09 of. 604
Bogotá - Colombia