A small firm in Sverdlovsk semi-abandoned village of Small Tourys 240 km from Yekaterinburg, which produces delicacies from honey and berries, we managed to agree on cooperation with the multinational Corporation Unilever. The founder of a startup, the CEO Cocco Bello Guzel Sangafowa said that working with local grandmothers will make 15 thousand “candy scoops” for Lipton.
In the near future on sale will be limited edition sets Lipton, which in addition will be tea and unusual coffee spoons with caramel, herbs and berries, according to the portal “Е1.ги”.
“My acquaintance with the brand Lipton began in 2015 with the participation in the social project Lipton Goodstarter. Then Cocco Bello was the winner of one of the stages, and I got a brand 300 thousand rubles, which went to the development of the project, including the purchase of industrial drying machine for berries,” – said Sangafowa.
Currently a young entrepreneur raising money for its new project in the Small Torise – there should be a real candy factory.
In an interview for the Village Sangafowa last year told us about his project: “Small Turis is a dying village where the people have absolutely nothing to do. They sit all day in front of the TV or in the garden and can not communicate with each other for weeks. But berry proved to be an occasion for meeting and exchange of news.”
“I decided to try to make honey for sale: went to Germany, bought equipment. The father, however, first said that I was crazy. At that time I had just retired from major IT companies and are tightly engaged in the clothing brand Cocco Bello. In General, the first jars of honey I went to the market in Yekaterinburg and for the first day sold 70 pieces. So I immediately became clear that it was worth it and we cannot stop,” said she.
According to her, after six months, one plant was not enough. “Then we turned again to crowdfunding and went in the amount of one million rubles. It’s very scary. To collect as much money on food in Russia, in principle, almost impossible. But there are always exceptions, and we could”, – said Sangafowa.
Cocco Bello has won the competition of projects in the field of social entrepreneurship, which was initiated by the Berlin Social Impact and SAP. “I realized that in Russia conditions for business are so heavy that if you raised the socio-entrepreneurial project, then a priori be stronger than any Creator of a similar project in Europe”, – added the girl.