Naledo Belize Ltd. has been in business since 2016 and was founded by Umeeda Switlo. It is a social enterprise which manufactures the world’s first Wildcrafted Turmeric Paste. We do all our raw product sourcing from Toledo, Belize. Umeeda Switlo came to Belize with CUSO Internal to work on challenges relating to youth and enterprise. Seeing the amazing natural resources which Belize had to offer and the lack of jobs and training for young people, she formed Naledo Belize Ltd. Its focus is on community, environment and profit. Our Company consists of grower relations, manufacturing and processing, shipping and receiving, marketing and distribution.

Unique Business Proposition & Vision/Mission Statement
Mission: “To produce the healthiest products that benefit the community and environment.”

Vision: “To improve business and lives. We want a world where food is sourced responsibly, everyone has access to a sustainable livelihood, and our environment is thriving.”

Company Achievements: Successes, Awards, References etc.
Our achievements include: Nomination at SIAL Food Innovation, Best Practices in strengthening youth in rural employment in the Caribbean, and the Belize Youth Department – Innovation Award.

Sustainability Aspects
We are present in over 1000 retailers in Canada, Belize, US and the Bahamas. A strong sales and marketing team, good management of community partners, as well as value added in Belize allow us to remain sustainable.

Company Product/Service Range
We produce a whole root Turmeric Paste in 4 sizes, and 2 flavours which are high value products in Belize.

Differentiators, what makes your Company, products, services special?There is very little competition which puts us in the lead within our market. We are the first of its kind on the market, and this makes us stand out from the rest.

Current market position, Company growth plans, Export experience and capabilities, production capabilities, Company/product certifications.
We have three (3) years of exporting experience to countries like Canada, the US and Bahamas and have a complete HACCP plan, FDA, and CFDA approvals. From forest to table, we aim to reduce our environmental footprint wherever possible and are always looking to improve our practices. Trust us to produce an environmentally excellent product that is tasty and good for you. We are also BRC, FSC and IFS certified.