Our Mission Is Their Mission
GroFive is a Benefit Corporation that grew out of our nonprofit Because International. After giving our growing footwear to kids around the world, we designed Expandals—expanding sandals for you and your family.
Through Because International's Pursuit Incubator program, we have connected with like-minded entrepreneurs with innovative products of their own. We're using GroFive as a platform so you can support these entrepreneurs just like you have supported us.
Faith envisions Reform Africa eventually “recycl[ing] over 50 tons of plastic daily and being able to employ 5,000 youths in different parts of the country."FAITH // Reform Africa
Our goal is to produce plant-based alternatives for single-use plastic.TONNY // Our Roots Africa
When I reflected on my childhood, I saw malaria is something that really traumatized me. When I researched about how many kids die from malaria in Uganda, it was very shocking. I felt connected to the problem, and I wanted to do something about it.JOAN // Uganics
Reform Africa transforms used plastics into sustainable, waterproof bags. Offering a creative response to the plastic pollution problem in Kampala, Reform Africa creates jobs and distributes one bag to a student in rural Uganda for every bag sold.
OUR ROOTS AFRICA
Our Roots Africa creates durable, plant-based straws from luseke, a local and biodegradable grass stalk. Luseke matures quickly and grows year-round, providing financial stability to the farmers around Kampala who work with Our Roots Africa.
Uganics works toward a malaria-free world by offering natural repellent formula in affordable, daily use products. Uganics uses their soap revenue to offer mosquito repellent soap at a discounted rate in communities facing malaria.
KENTON + ANDREW
After giving our growing footwear to kids around the world, notes started coming in from families everywhere that wanted to buy our shoes. We're taking a more thoughtful approach to footwear by providing Expandals, growing footwear for you and your family.