At a Glance
Location: Zalau, Romania
Impact Area: Sustainable Income
Small Producers & Artisans
Joined NESsT Portfolio:
Small farmers in rural areas are unable to pay the high price to get their products to a larger market and reach higher sales volumes. There are also limited alternative job opportunities in the community where they live. Agapis’ social enterprise, Valea Barcăului, produces two lines of gourmet, healthy honey and dried fruits with an emphasis on nutritional value, under the brand Sănătate Dulce.
Agapis joined the NESsT portfolio in 2012. Since then, NESsT has invested financial capital, as well as tailored business development support in the business.
US$56,048.95 invested to date.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
- Helped Agapis with its business planning, and to create and implement a communications strategy and marketing and sales strategy, with a special focus on the creation of its online shop.
- Provided networking and leveraged support for business expansion, creating impact in a new community and increasing visibility through a video case study.