The breadfruit company is based in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. We buy the fruit locally and process it into frozen french fries and a multi-purpose flour mix to add value. Our products have been validated by farmers markets across Puerto Rico. These products give you access to an exotic, nutritious and delicious fruit.
My name is Juan Carlos Rodríguez, founder/president of Wonderen's Foods. I studied my Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. Now, I am currently finishing my M.E. in Operations Management.
My education has let me work on projects in companies like Hewlett Packard, Cardinal Healthcare and Transporte Sonnell. Other activities are, but not limited to: Vice President of Maraton La Candelaria Inc (where we organize a 5k and 10k race to raise funds for others non-profit organizations) and I am an active member of Enactus-RUM (where we help the community with social and economic projects). My current certifications are in Project Management, GMP, HACPP, GAP and Lean Six Sigma.
I started the idea, by myself, in mid 2013, and during these 2 1/2 years I gathered a group of recent graduates and current students to work on my project. We are now a team! Some work on production of samples, others in product development, technical analysis and marketing. Their efforts have provided excellent results and improved every operational aspect of the company.
The Wonder Fruit
Breadfruit is a food from the tropics. It is a traditional fruit in Puerto Rico and other islands of the Caribbean. It contains high levels of complex carbohydrates, fiber and potassium. It's starchy pulp can be used for many products like tostones or desserts. Thanks to organizations, such as: the Breadfruit Institute, Global Breadfruit and Trees That Feed Foundation we are able to give you the access you deserve to breadfruit.
With your help!
The money from this campaign will be used to buy a cutting machine and a vehicle for distribution. Those who back the $100 reward level will help us plant more breadfruit trees in Puerto Rico! This campaign helps provide the initial investment needed for the project.
Risks and challenges
The major challenge that we have encountered at the start is the farmers' output. Currently, the supply is not meeting the demand. To resolve this issue, we ask that you contribute to helping us plant more breadfruit trees in Puerto Rico.
Every $100 backer will have the honor to contribute in the plantation of a breadfruit tree. We will plant one breadfruit tree per backer. In return, you will receive a certificate acknowledging you as our special contributor and a exclusive T-Shirt.
Be one of the first persons to try out by mail our Multipurpose Flour Mix!! You get 4 pounds and guess what?!, Is Gluten Free! Also we wil gift you one custom keychain, one custom green bag and two Wonderen's T-shirt!
*If we encounter difficulties to send the product to your country we will contact you for other options.