Food & AgricultureFund I

Waku produces and sells horchata lojana, an ancient Andean herbal beverage that promotes a healthy gut. A Latinx-owned business, Waku sources its herbal ingredients from small-scale indigenous farmers in Ecuador at fair prices and has pursued organic certification for many of its ingredients. After producing and bottling its products in Ecuador, Waku distributes them in New England stores and through its website direct to customers. In 2021, BII provided a line of credit to support the company’s continued growth in the years to come.