Hello from JUA Technologies and welcome to our first newsletter
A word from the CEO
We hope you’ve had a wonderful start to 2023! We believe that, although you can try something new at any time, the start of the year is a great opportunity for making positive changes.
This year, one of our New Year’s resolutions is to keep in touch with you more. Through this newsletter, we’ll be sending regular updates about what we’ve been up to, sharing tips and tricks for sustainable living and talking about ways that we can help take care of our planet.
Way back in 2016, we founded a company with a mission focused on reducing post-harvest losses and food waste for small growers and two years later in 2018, we launched a product that we thought could help end food waste and support people living in countries impacted by food and nutrition insecurity. We called it the Dehytray™; a portable solar food dryer that uses sunlight to dehydrate food naturally to keep it longer without any additional energy for storage by refrigeration or preservatives.
We launched and sold our first Dehytray™ in December 2018 and since then, we’ve helped people all over the world to reduce their post-harvest/ food waste and create delicious, preserved ingredients. In fact, we’ve shipped over 10,000 Dehytrays to over 10 countries around the world, where they are being used by households, farmers, micro-agri enterprises, agri-coopertives and schools. We are slowly making an impact.
In 2021, we shipped 8,000 Dehytrays™ to the Government of Kenya. Kenya is a country that’s been impacted by wide-spread food insecurity, but a country with a government that has a mission to solve food insecurity challenges by encouraging home gardening. We now have a sister company based in Kenya, Dehytech East Africa Limited, which helps support farmers and families to access the Dehytrays and trains them to preserve the fruit and vegetables they grow in their kitchen gardens.
We are forever grateful to everyone who has supported us in our mission to reduce post-harvest losses and food waste, and create more food secure societies. We’re excited to use this newsletter to talk about the ways our community is helping to tackle the food and climate crisis and to share tasty recipes and tips for preserving and preparing food using free, natural solar power.
If you have a recipe you’d like to share, an inspiring climate activist you think we should know about or have a suggestion for what you would like us to include in our newsletter, please let us know. You can get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com
Best wishes to you in 2023 and God bless!