Kiwa begins with Martin Acosta, who was inspired to make a change in the world with snacks that celebrate nature and sustainability. In 2009, it launched its first package, Kiwa Vegetable Chips Mix, which quickly became its best-seller, and since then, it has become a successful global brand reaching over 30 countries.
This Latino-owned business provides a “crop-to-bag” snack that is delicious and provides countless benefits to farmers and the planet alike. Their direct trade program ensures better working conditions, technical support, and higher pay for the farmers in eight of Ecuador’s 24 provinces and northern regions of Peru, in compliance with social and environmental guidelines. Kiwa also commits to regenerative agriculture practices that amplify the product’s natural ingredients, proactively preserving the soil and landscape, and reducing carbon emissions.