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Why am I doing this?

by Ashley Cooper August 04, 2021

Why am I doing this?-Maui Kuʻia Estate Chocolate

The Maui News recently featured a great story about our cacao farm, the factory, and all of the challenges that we were faced with in the inception of building Ku'ia.

“My wife and I decided we would give back 100 percent of net profit,” Valkirs said while seated in the factory’s top-floor, open-air pavilion last week. “If not, shut down the farm and go have fun. If I’m going to dedicate the rest of my life to something, there has to be a why. Why am I doing this?” -- Founder Gunars Valkirs

Read the full story written by Matthew Thayer featured in the Maui News here.




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