Business: Rumi Spice
Location: Chicago, Afghanistan
Sector: Consumer Packaged Goods
Type of Investment: Equity
Year of Investment: 2016
Founded by a team of military veterans and based in Chicago, Rumi partners with Afghan farmers to bring top-quality, sustainably farmed saffron to customers around the world. Rumi employs more than 300 women in Herat to hand-harvest delicate flowers. Committed to empowering Afghan women and bolstering the country’s economy, Rumi invests back into agricultural and manufacturing infrastructure, laying a foundation for peace – one saffron flower at a time.