Zalt was born out of many things; friendship, determination and enthusiasm, but most importantly, out of purpose. Our 3 co-founders spent many days and nights, sitting together, exploring the idea of how Zalt could and would become a reality. They realised early on in this process that if they were to pursue Zalt, they would want it to have a purpose. That purpose was to build the salt industry in Zanzibar and to change the lives of its existing salt farmers.
What if they could disrupt the salt industry by selling salt, whilst simultaneously improving the lives of the people of Pemba? And so Swahili Coast Salt Company was born, with its two brands, ZALT and MAWIMBI.
Our co-founder and COO, Lise, first discovered the sea salt being sold in the market in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania. She brought a sample back home to Dar es Salaam, and together with Rachel and Stephi, they instantly recognised the potential of this local, naturally harvested product.