Nilus develops technology to lower the cost of living for low-income people, leveraging the power of disintermediation, food rescue and community group buying.
Over 2 billion people worldwide are food insecure and lack the resources to procure a healthy meal every day. Yet inefficiencies in the food supply chain caused by excessive intermediation and informality make food products in low-income neighbourhoods at least 25 percent more expensive than in middle-income areas. This is why low-income neighbourhoods are known as 'food deserts'.
Nilus is a technology company that aims to eradicate hunger by lowering the cost of healthy food and groceries for low-income people. The company streamlines inefficiencies in the food supply chain by leveraging the power of disintermediation, food rescue and community group buying. Nilus connects producers and the people we serve by offering products at 70-75 percent of their market price. Female community leaders are empowered by leveraging circles of trust, promoting and organizing the solution among their neighbours, arranging the last-mile logistics using their own homes as pick-up points, and guaranteeing a low-cost and secure way of doing business in the community.Nilus creates strategic partnerships with logistic companies, food banks, farmers and producers to offer nutritious food to local communities.
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The Way Forward
Nilus operates in Argentina and Mexico, and is expanding into Peru. Nilus aspires to become the most impactful distribution food company in the Americas by distributing nutritious food, empowering female community leaders, and offering our technology to new countries. Nilus continues to learn from the people they serve to incrementally add value by reducing food waste and lowering the prices of products.