Happy Gut is proud to be a Social Enterprise that hires people with disabilities.
My background is in Special Education and I worked in my local school district for 24 years before venturing into being a business owner. One of my main assignments was to take students out into the community on work experience and they absolutely loved it but I found that once they graduated, they had a tough time finding employment. Lots of them had no social lives and spent most of their days in their basements playing video games.
When I was creating and developing Happy Gut, I knew that I would have opportunities to hire some of those young adults and give them purpose in their lives.
Currently, I employ 2 girls with disabilities who have worked at Happy Gut since before the doors even opened! Their jobs entail stickering packages, building kits, stickering bottles, and assisting in the brewing process. They are super dedicated, reliable, have purpose and love seeing their products that they helped make on their local store shelves. They are always excited on pay day, love being featured in photos and one of the girls was even inspired by having this job, to get her driver’s license and was successful!
Talk about gratifying!
They recently joined me on my pitch to Dragon’s Den. I asked them what sort of reward they would like if we got chosen. They asked if we could go to Red Lobster. I said absolutely!!! Guess what??? We got chosen! (my lucky charms) so we are going on a road trip to Red Lobster this fall.
It is such a gift to have them! With the company growing so quickly, I have no hesitation in hiring more people with disabilities in the near future.
So each time you purchase a Happy Gut product, remember that you are supporting some very special people to have a job.
Yay Happy Gut!
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Leeza Zurwick is the Founder of Happy Gut and has a deep passion for living off the earth and using fermented food as medicine. After being gifted some water kefir grains, she found it difficult to find consistent information on how to brew water kefir and she found it challenging to source the right brewing supplies. Through extensive research, trial and error, Leeza developed simple recipes and systems to ensure success and delicious results. After drinking water kefir daily, she noticed a significant reduction in bloating, clearer skin and her immune system was strengthened enough to not get sick, despite working in classrooms full of germy kids! Leeza launched Happy Gut in 2017 and made it her mission to share the age old wisdom, simplicity and incredible health benefits of live, probiotic rich, fermented Water Kefir.