The idea for Aminata Organics was born when I was expecting my first child. I was longing for African-inspired juices that I drank as a child - traditional juices that were made from hibiscus, ginger and baobab. Unfortunately I could not find ones in Europe that suited my taste so I decided to create my own.
Eight years ago I moved to Antwerp with my family. We quickly warmed to the city and I saw the opportunities it gave me in setting up my own business. It was then that I decided to dive into my project of organic juices. It still gives me energy and drive when I see my bottles lined up next to each other.
I feel that through Aminata Organics I make my contribution to a more sustainable economy, an economy that is more aware of the social and economic effects of production. I am also passionate about encouraging other women to follow their inspirations and realise their dreams and hope that my story motivates them to do that.
Has Aminata become your full time occupation?
I started a company in order to fulfil this dream however I also still work as a shipping agent in the port of Antwerp which I balance with being a mother of two.
How does one easily recognise your products?
My brand, Aminata.
What kind of music do you listen to?
Everything really. It depends on the moment.
If you were not doing what you are doing now, what would you be doing?
Traveling and exploring new cultures.
Tell us something that typifies you but that we do not already know..
I am very persistent when it comes to my ideas, maybe even a little too much at times. I am not shy about approaching new people and enjoy discussing new thoughts and ideas.