What have we done? What are we doing?
For this ideal, we first started to train ourselves. We joined the Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Program as a social enterprise team from Turkey and learned the rules of entrepreneurship. In 2014, we started to build our own caravan and mobile office to move to the countryside. Again, the same year we were one of the social enterprise supported by BNP Paribas and Turkish Economy Bank.
During the years 2015-2016, we visited small and local producers in Turkey’s western and southern regions with our caravans, we have identified problems and needs. In 2017 we decided to change our own lives and moved from the big city to the countryside to be closer to the producers. We started a new life in the rural areas of İzmir and Kocaeli, close to agricultural production areas. With Zafer joining the team in 2017, Ecoana took the first real step for a sustainable and fair production ideal.
And finally created the Ecoana products you can safely consume.