Food engineer Luz Marina Rojas Pacheco strongly believes food can play a role in a person’s wellbeing. So she founded Colombian snack food company Dipsa in 2005 to promote wellness, love and happiness. Dipsa aims to be a positive force for change in communities around the world by providing high quality, natural and appealing snacks to consumers seeking healthy and innovative options for their families.
The company focuses on creating small bites that provide functional benefits, such as boosting brain activity, the immune system, detoxification and gut health. It differentiates its products by creating gluten free, non-GMO, high omega, low sugar options that use ingredients such as chia, quinoa, acai, maca, macadamia and a mixture of tropical fruits such as goldenberry, yellow dragon and mango.
Over the years, Dipsa has secured a number of certifications for good manufacturing practices. In 2015, it certified with WEConnect International as a women’s business enterprise and proudly displays the Women Owned logo on their website. Dipsa now sells more than 300 products throughout Colombia, Mexico, Panama and the U.S.
Ms. Pacheco is also proud of the company’s strong corporate social responsibility culture and support for various programs for feeding low income children, single moms and farmers.
“I started my dream of providing healthy nutrition options when I was 24. Now, being a mother and woman business owner, I’ve learned that women are the best architects of humanity,” Pacheco says. “So I enjoy every day of my life sharing my intense passion for making a positive footprint on society.”