PureCircle Gives Back to Farming Communities

November 10, 2011

PureCircle (Chicago) is partnering with the non-profit organization AMIGOS to support local communities in San Pedro, Paraguay.

As a stevia supplier committed to community reinvestment, PureCircle (Chicago) is partnering with the non-profit organization AMIGOS to support local communities in San Pedro, Paraguay.

PureCircle sources stevia from a reported 60,000 farming partners across four continents, including farmers in Paraguay. Through working with AMIGOS, local youth and PureCircle volunteers have built playgrounds, restored school yards, planted over 2500 trees, provided fuel-efficient stoves for families, and engaged in nutrition education activities with local children.

“We are very proud of the accomplishments of our partnership with AMIGOS in Paraguay,” said Jason Hecker, PureCircle vice president of global marketing and innovation. “Contributing to healthy lifestyles and strengthening communities is core to our sustainability strategy. Investing in and positively impacting farming communities strengthens our partnerships with local farmers, which is fundamental to our business.”

PureCircle also provides micro-financing for its farmers in San Pedro.

Check out PureCircle online for more on the stevia supplier’s sustainability commitment.

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