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WWF and Ennovent, through the Tropical Forest Challenge, supported Runa who creates livelihoods for indigenous farmers in the Ecuadorian Amazon by creating markets for indigenous products.
Runa was selected as the winner of the Challenge by a panel of forestry, business and development space experts following a global crowdsourcing competition. Runa was rewarded with global visibility, networking opportunities through investor introductions and high-profile event passes, as well as access to experts and training courses.
Since inception, the company has generated over USD 100,000 of direct income to over 2,000 farming families, which is a per farmer increase of 30% over previous income levels.