One day, while she was in the middle of nowhere in China, she received a package from Lebanon. Her mom had sent her a "piece of Lebanon in a box": The newspaper of the day, Unica biscuits, Zaatar (of course), olive oil soap, Picon cheese and so much more. It made her incredibly happy!
So she thought: "What if I could spread that feeling amongst all Lebanese living abroad?"
in 2017, Koullouna was born: A box filled with Lebanese goodness. It's a two-way experience:
You receive a curated selection of local products, all made in Lebanon. In the box, you'll find a booklet with the stories of the people behind those wonderful goods and some fun facts and tips on how to use those products
You donate to a specific initiative with each box you buy, contributing to Lebanon's development from afar.
Pascale and Joseph joined the adventure and became co-founders, all working towards the same mission: Making Lebanon shine brighter abroad and getting involved in its development.
Together, they have delivered over 2500 boxes across 35 countries, spreading positivity, one box at a time.
Key achievements we're proud of:
November 2017: We successfully funded our first Indiegogo campaign, raising over €28K (173% above our target) in one month (excitement, intensity, craziness)
April 2018: we sent out our first box. Koullouna is officially born!
September 2018: We won the "Femme Francophone Entrepreneure" competition organized by Berytech, L'Orient le Jour, and AUF. Read the full article.
February 2019: We won the "Female Entrepreneur Award" as part of the Total Startupper of the year competition. Read the full article.
Since the start, Koullouna subscribers supported more than 12 initiatives in Lebanon with over 2000$ donated to programs, concretely moving the country forward.