Since initially conceived, our founder’s vision was to build a sustainable business while at same time taking our part in contributing to solving social issues, the core purpose of a social enterprise.
We aim to do more, way beyond establishing facilities in the Origin which in it’s own right, is a job creation. How can we create a more friendly and inclusion relationship with the farmers? How can we support them in getting access to bank services and financing. How do we work together in making better products, start from their farms and putting more money in their pockets.
Community empowerment is one of our missions along with our operational discipline in making sure that we do not harm the place we operate.
Here, we are happy to share our stories in what we do in each Origin and the impact we intend to create for the community and the planet.
Come and see for yourself how the products are harvested, processed, and delivered to your hands while enjoying the beautiful land of the Origin.
How can I contribute? How do we create a better livelihood? How can we use the abundant natural resources and add more value to their lives. This was my purpose calling and I have spent my adult life in the business of adding value to Indonesian natural resources.
After a few days in Sumba, I was reenergized and felt the urge to start a new journey. This new endeavor will be different. This time I intended to bring more power to the smallholders and farmers in creating a sustainable chain that can give value and impact on their lives. And I named this enterprise Talasi which in sanskrit depicts trees that always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and a sweet fragrance or cornflower in Latin America.
Talasi is about exploring and discovering the potential in the obscurity. Talasi is about setting up and operating at the Origin. Talasi is about working with the community, providing them with knowledge, skills and tools. Investing at the grassroots level and connecting the chain to sustain and maintain nature while enhancing livelihoods. With the end game of empowerment to the people of the land.
With the creation of our premium honest brands, Watu and Toye across food and natural ingredient products, everyone can be part of this vision with each purchase in support of the same values and mission to empower the grassroots communities.
We will soon complete our full facilities and retreat in Sumba which is currently roasting our Watu cashews. And our Batukaru Talasi Retreat, Bali opened earlier this year with Flores next in line.
I am excited about what the future holds for “the Origin” and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my personal humble invitation to each and everyone you to visit us and “Experience Talasi”.
Let’s discover the Origin,