1 Million Cups Asheville Presents: 3 Mountains
Social Enterprise - building a business that is rooted in the triple bottom line of people-planet-profit.
Entrepreneurs often have a vision of how to make the world a better place. After we get the idea off the ground we often find ourselves in the weeds of logistics, administration, facilities, and financial management! How do ensure we stay true to our social mission while pursuing a profit motive at the same time?
Sara is the founder of the Asheville-based startup 3 Mountains, a platform to connect producers and artisans in Africa with consumers in America, primarily through premium tea products such as Silverback and Tîma. 3 Mountains was formed in part to support the nonprofit Sara started: Africa Healing Exchange, a cross-cultural organization that offers resiliency training to combat trauma and substance abuse, and delivers entrepreneurship training to Survivors and their children.