Sunshine Nut Co.


July 2011

Don & Terri Larson and their family move from the Philadelphia area to Mozambique to start Sunshine Nut Co.

October 2012

Sunshine Nut Co. purchases an existing building outside of Maputo and begins renovation and equipment installation

October 2013

Sunshine Nut Co. hires and trains 30 young men and women, most of whom were orphans

February 2014

Sunshine Nut Company launches in South Africa with Pick n Pay

March 2014

Sunshine Nut Co. Founder Don Larson gives a TEDx talk on social business

October 2014

Sunshine Nut Co. launches in the USA with Ahold’s 800 stores

November 2014

Our first Sunshine House is formed with Zelda caring for Cecilia, Madelena, and Antonio

January 2015

Sunshine Nut Co. launches in five regions with Whole Foods Markets

May 2015

The Sunshine Approach Foundation is approved as a public charity – to direct profits to transformative initiatives


Entered further retailers: Wegmans, Earth Fare, Mother’s Markets, Albertsons, New Seasons, Harmons, and more. (see our store map)