Rooted in Community
Born & raised on a Brazilian farmstead, founder, Oscar Rodrigues, enjoyed the sweet wild Stevia plants his grandma gathered on his family’s farm.
Fast forward to1982. Farmers in Marangra, Brazil form a Stevia growing cooperative.
In 1984 these farmers, local government, and the University built the first extraction facility in North and South America - Stevita.
Finally, in 1988 The Rodrigues family introduced Stevita Naturals in the US.
Stevita - Responsible
A Sweeter World
As Stevita Naturals grows, so does our commitment to those family farms and Oscar’s original promise and vision.
Currently, we offer literacy programs, for farmers and their families—many of whom still face illiteracy. We are working on creating a community funding loan program where farmers can either lend, borrow, rent, or buy the equipment they need for the farms without incurring lifelong debts.
On behalf of our founder and family farmers, we thank you for supporting our mission to bring sweetness to people and the planet.
~The Stevita Naturals Family Team