Hippo & Hedgehog Ltd
Hi, we are Isatou & Paul and we are on a mission to inspire and empower healthy communities around the world. Bringing Baobab into education & health whilst supporting community development in Africa. We hope you love our delicious drinks!
We met in The Gambia (Isatou’s home country) in 2008, through Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) where Isaotu and her family use to produce similar Baobab drinks on the local market, and when we first dreamt to bring them to UK stores. Now that we have finished travel, work and study we can’t wait to see where the journey takes us!
Since 2008 we have led community development projects in The Gambia, in both Education & Health. We have supported rural schools, village development committees and entrepreneurial female co-operatives to develop agricultural gardens to improve income, health and nutrition.
We partner with international charities, non-government organisations (NGO’s) and local community groups. We’ve had a number of successes, a national showcase garden, award winning school gardens, and our latest Mansajang project is now EU backed.
We plan for Baotic to be a more sustainable vehicle to continue to lead on these projects, and to empower our communities with far more impact. We commit a miniumum of 10% profit to this work, and we’d like that to be more depending how we grow.
We hope you will continue to join us on our journey!
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- Economic development
- Good health and quality education
- Gender equality
Bringing a taste of Africa to the UK
- Baobab’s unique exotic sherbety taste.
- Ethically supplied community wild-harvested fruits.
- Naturial traditional diet. Evidenced health benefits.
Our Commitment to Community
- An ethical supply train; empowering women.
- Leading rural development projects.
- Providing access to new markets.
Drink Baotic – Dairy Free, High Fibre,Prebiotic
- Convenient, multivitamin drinks range.
- Education, advocating and researching gut health.
- Naturial, Low sugar, low calorie, Zero fat, Vegan.