At Dafero, we believe in using food for social good, crafting delicious yet sugar-free sweets that everyone can enjoy while supporting and employing the most vulnerable women in our communities. Our company specializes in vegan, paleo, glutenfree and low glycemic index desserts, allowing those with dietary restraints to enjoy the same delicious flavors as everyone else.
Included in our diverse and growing workforce plan, we directly provide apprentice opportunities and employ refugee women and former trafficking victims, providing them with sustainable employment and English training. In addition, we have developed a life skills app, educating on financial literacy, early childhood education, women’s rights and health and hygiene, among other modules. The app is distributed free of cost to NGOs and humanitarian organizations assisting vulnerable women.
Dafero was featured on Forbes, Voice of America, Aspiring Entrepreneur, and was launched nationally at the SXSW Wellness Expo in March 2019. Products are currently sold in online and physical retail stores, in addition to in-person events.
Lina Zdruli, Dafero’s founder, won the Yunus and Youth Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, is a G20 Young Global Changer, a Save the Children International Migration Young Scholar, regularly consults on refugee employment and social entrepreneurship for international organizations and think-tanks, and is a Y20 advisor.