Country: EcuadorFocus: Production ProcessPartner: Kiwa LifeStatus: Handed to PartnerYear: 2017

Beetniks

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Partner: Kiwa Life

Our team has worked with Kiwa Life, a vegetable chip enterprise in Ecuador who sources produce from small family-owned farms. We believe that providing them with a method for improving their expensive beetroot chip production process will allow them to scale and help more farmers. Our solution is threefold (1) A software simulation of Kiwa’s production process to help them identify bottlenecks and facilitate investment decision-making. (2) A bundle of easy-to-implement mini-solutions for the factory floor that pay large dividends. (3) A low-cost ramp that separates raw beets into different sizes, allowing Kiwa to save time and cut waste through size-based cooking.