106, Marta Del Rio, Wasi Organics | Balancing Purpose, Passion and Skills

Can food be both delicious and nutritious? Can business be both profitable and purposeful? Can a company improve nutrition for consumers while improving the lives of smallholder farmers? Yes! Marta Del Rio’s journey to social entrepreneurship began with her mother. Her mother was a volunteer with the Red Cross. She taught Marta that for those whom much is given, much is required. Marta spent much of her career as a busy executive with global brands you would recognize: L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Burger King, Mars and American Express. These jobs required long hours and sacrifices. Still, Marta found ways to give back through pro bono work. She wondered, would there…

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