Leadership is about vision, courage and faith in moving forward even when times get tough, and while others are skeptical of your goals. e.g. at our permaculture organic farm we retain most of the original trees, and we farm within them to ensure a regenerative process. This was a very unconventional way of farming so it was a huge challenge convincing the world that this needs to be the future for a sustainable environment.
As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Darpan Pindolia.
Darpan Pindolia is a vehicle for impact with a drive for positive change. His road is positive social impact businesses that embody excellence. He envisions Dhow Nature Foods to be an example of socially and environmentally sustainable businesses.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
The passion for natural foods that the family has passed down is what has given Dhow such a rich foundation. The wisdom of herbal supplements and superfoods has long been an area of deep interest for my family. We believe in consuming only pure and natural foods, which are extremely vital for health. Also been brought up in Africa, I have seen that we are very lucky to have access to the necessities of life, whereas for the majority of society here in Tanzania it is a luxury. Therefore I believe that businesses should give back.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you began leading your company or organization?
The deputy director for the UN development program emailed us out of the blue after seeing our product on the shelf and was surprised that it was Tanzania that made products that were involved in social initiatives for farming communities. He then visited our factory and as a result our…