This article is part of a series I launched at Social Change Nation – I interview Purpose Driven entrepreneurs from around the world for my podcast, and now you’re getting the inside scoop on the lessons they are teaching me…I’m sharing these with you so that we can learn together from these change agents. So, whether you’re a purpose driven entrepreneur, want to be one, or hope to learn more about cause based entrepreneurship, stay tuned. I’ll publish a new one of these every weekday for at least a month – and even longer if you all love it & comment on it. Want to keep up? Then follow me on umano.me, subscribe to my podcast, or just link up with us at socialchangenation.com. Either way, sit back and join in as we learn about the stories of world changing entrepreneurs.
As far as I’m concerned, Kyle is a prodigy in social entrepreneurship. During my interview with him, his compassion, generosity, and desire for social change were apparent. As a Kansas farm kid, he appreciates first hand the value of wholesome nutrition, and strongly desires to restore this value for people around the world.
Life = is a one-for-one vitamin company – which means that not only are they providing wholesome nutrition to all of their customers here in the U.S., but for each vitamin they sell they are donating a well-researched & UN recommended nutritional supplement to a child in need around the world – via their non-profit partner, Vitamin Angels.
The best part is – they have a subscription program, so as their customers subscribe to receive vitamins on an ongoing basis they are also supporting a child in need on an ongoing basis. Wow…
Like many change agents – Kyle didn’t start in the social justice space, rather, he was an architect in the corporate world. But his passion for social change – along with a deep desire to create disruption in the food industry led him to build his dream at Life =
One of the most inspiring moments in my interview with Kyle came when I asked him about his companies’ largest success – rather than cite any kind of financial figure, Kyle, without hesitation, responded that it was the number of children they had been able to impact. This is also demonstrated very clearly on their website via a ticker on their homepage that shows exactly how many children they’ve been able to impact – clearly demonstrating where their heart is. At the moment of this writing, that number was sitting at 115,195 children who had been touched by the work of Life=
Kyle – you’re an inspiration to us all, you’re a true leader among social entrepreneurs, and the example you set with your mission, passion, and transparency sets the standard for what cause based business should be. Thank you Kyle for creating a story that has inspired and helped so many.
Want more stories of purpose-driven entrepreneurs? This story originally appeared in our Social Good Guide – 50 businesses. 50 causes. 50 ways to change the world. You can find them all at socialgoodshopping.com.