Founder: Evan Delahanty (Suriname, South America, 2011–2013 )
Company inspiration: Evan wanted to continue the Peace Corps’s mission of empowering people to improve their lives on their own terms. Wild acai is an awesome, eco-friendly way to help people living in the Amazon rainforest access some of the benefits of the modern economy while respecting their way of life. And, because wild acai gets a premium price in the market, there are incentives built in to help keep the rainforest untouched.
What Peaceful Fruits does: Peaceful Fruits makes delicious, healthy fruit snacks that are good for you and good for the world. Its snacks, nothing but whole all-natural fruits blended together and slow-dried, help create eco-friendly development with partners in the Amazon rainforest and also full-wage jobs for people with disabilities in Akron, Ohio, where it is based.