In 2011, True Moringa co-founder Kwami and Emily were studying at Harvard together. Frustrated by the disconnect between the academic literature and the realities of poverty on the ground they traveled to northern Ghana together with MIT's D-lab. There, they were united by a desire to take on the challenges that smallholder farmers were facing daily without access to capital, quality inputs, technical training or guaranteed markets. During their time in Ghana, they were introduced to what was known locally as "the miracle tree" and True Moringa was born. Today, they serve over 5,000 small farming families, have planted over 2 million trees and have increased farmer incomes by 10x.