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La Botica Verde - Join the Green Movement Today!

Help low income families break out of the cycle of poverty and enjoy better nutrition by protecting our natural resources.

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Project Description

 

WHO WE ARE

La Botica Verde is an online conscious supermarket that connects local producers to better-paying markets. We support conscious shoppers in their quest to live a greener lifestyle while incentivizing better practices in the field that protect our natural resources. 

 

 

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT

We consider ourselves a conscious supermarket because we care about the health of our society and planet. We handpick the best product alternatives so that you don't have to. Our four pillars of sustainability are: local, organic, fair-trade, and zero-waste. We support small, organic producers connect to local markets to incentivize better agricultural practices that generate more income and protect our health and the health of our planet.

 

 

HOW IT WORKS

We make it easy to live a green lifestyle! La Botica Verde is a one-stop-shop for all your favorite guilt-free products. Shopping with us is a liberating experience. You can order and pay online, we have a zero-waste commitment so our packaging is biodegradable or returnable, our products are affordable, and we deliver straight to your home!

 

 

OUR IMPACT TO DATE

We started in 2017 with 10 clients, 20 organic products, and 1 organic producer. Today, we are working with a network of hundreds of clients and producers offering over 800 different products and have completed more than 2,500 orders to date. Our farmers are earning 2-3 times more by working with us than they did before and families, both in the field and in cities, have access to healthier, more nutritious foods. 

 

 

NOT CONVINCED YET?

We are not trying to reinvent the wheel here people. By now it is known that conventional agricultural practices can be incredibly detrimental to our environment and our health. La Botica Verde provides a win-win-win solution to this problem. By supporting farmers become land stewards, we can protect our natural resources, enhance farmer resiliency to climate change, have an abundance of nutritious foods that can help combat child malnutrition AND provide better incomes for people living in rural communities. Really, it just makes sense. 

 

 

ABOUT ME

Hello! If you don't know me yet, my name is Michelle and I am the founder of La Botica Verde. I am a permie, foodie, and nature lover that has worked in international development for over 10yrs. I hold an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from Colorado State University, bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Latin American Studies from Tulane University, and a CIS certificate in Advanced Project Management. Prior to starting La Botica Verde, I was an independent consultant for NGOs and social enterprises helping them design, fund and implement their projects throughout Latin America. After many years, I decided to combine my passion for sustainable agriculture with my expertise in social entrepreneurship and international development to create La Botica Verde as a way to improve livelihoods through ecological design and management. 

 

 

WHY WE ARE SEEKING FUNDS

We are seeking funding in order to accelerate the growth of the company and to expand our positive impact. We want to prove that sustainable agriculture can provide a viable path to financial, social and environmental sustainability so that more want to make the transition. This is a lofty goal and we need you, our Green Guardians, to help us get there! Together we can create a better future in which every single organism in our ecosystem thrives.  

 

 

THANK YOU!

We are so grateful to have you as a member of La Botica Verde community and are deeply thankful for your trust and support. We would not be here without you!

 

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Monetary Contribution

Ripples make waves. Every little drop counts in our quest to make the world happier, healthier and greener. We appreciate any amount you feel comfortable giving! THANK YOU!

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50.00 USD
Healthy Recipes for you!

GUATEMALA & USA

Thank you for joining the green movement! You will get a PDF with healthy recipes created with love in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

 

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Green living THANK YOU plants!

GUATEMALA

To remind you our gratitude you will get a planter box with your favorite cooking herbs + a PDF with healthy recipes in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

 

USA

For people in the United States, you will get a package of Kinship premium Guatemalan chocolate + a PDF with healthy recipes in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

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Personalized cooking class!

GUATEMALA

Thank you for believing in La Botica Verde, we would like to gift you with a personalized cooking class at your home based on your dietary preferences (organic, healthy ingredients included) + a PDF with healthy recipes in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

 

USA

For people in the United States you will get a package with Trees, Water & People small-batch Guatemalan coffee + Kinship premium Guatemalan chocolate + a Luna Zorro natural dye hand-woven Guatemalan textile + a PFD with healthy recipes in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

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Dive into sustainable farming!

GUATEMALA & USA*

All the LOVE to you, you are a real change maker! To thank you for your amazing support we would like to invite you to a personalized day tour through our sustainably farmed plots with the founder of La Botica Verde (in-country transport + delicious lunch made with native plants included) 

* Airfare not included

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5,000.00 USD
WE LOVE YOU! 4day tour just for you!

GUATEMALA & USA*

You are AMAZING! Thank you for your generosity, for believing in La Botica Verde and for supporting local farmers. We would like to offer you a personalized 4-day tour through sustainably farmed plots with the founder of La Botica Verde. You will get to know our Guatemalan farmers, their stories, all about organic and sustainable farming, you get to enjoy the beautiful lake Atitlan and its magic landscapes and so much more...(accommodation, meals, tours and in-country transport included)

* Airfare not included

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Monetary Contribution

Ripples make waves. Every little drop counts in our quest to make the world happier, healthier and greener. We appreciate any amount you feel comfortable giving! THANK YOU!

46 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Healthy Recipes for you!

GUATEMALA & USA

Thank you for joining the green movement! You will get a PDF with healthy recipes created with love in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

 

960 Left
40 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Green living THANK YOU plants!

GUATEMALA

To remind you our gratitude you will get a planter box with your favorite cooking herbs + a PDF with healthy recipes in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

 

USA

For people in the United States, you will get a package of Kinship premium Guatemalan chocolate + a PDF with healthy recipes in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

64 Left
36 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Personalized cooking class!

GUATEMALA

Thank you for believing in La Botica Verde, we would like to gift you with a personalized cooking class at your home based on your dietary preferences (organic, healthy ingredients included) + a PDF with healthy recipes in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

 

USA

For people in the United States you will get a package with Trees, Water & People small-batch Guatemalan coffee + Kinship premium Guatemalan chocolate + a Luna Zorro natural dye hand-woven Guatemalan textile + a PFD with healthy recipes in your language of choice (English or Spanish)

19 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Dive into sustainable farming!

GUATEMALA & USA*

All the LOVE to you, you are a real change maker! To thank you for your amazing support we would like to invite you to a personalized day tour through our sustainably farmed plots with the founder of La Botica Verde (in-country transport + delicious lunch made with native plants included) 

* Airfare not included

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
WE LOVE YOU! 4day tour just for you!

GUATEMALA & USA*

You are AMAZING! Thank you for your generosity, for believing in La Botica Verde and for supporting local farmers. We would like to offer you a personalized 4-day tour through sustainably farmed plots with the founder of La Botica Verde. You will get to know our Guatemalan farmers, their stories, all about organic and sustainable farming, you get to enjoy the beautiful lake Atitlan and its magic landscapes and so much more...(accommodation, meals, tours and in-country transport included)

* Airfare not included

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward