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When you buy a local product from Valley Natural Foods, your dollars support more than just your local economy. You're supporting individuals -- individuals like Henry Kisitu. Ugandan Roots Growing up in Uganda, Henry watched his grandmother create tonics in her kitchen after sourcing local ingredients like ginger and turmeric. He was raised by his aunt from the ages of 5-17 after losing his parents to illness and war. In 2007, Henry moved to Minnesota after earning a University of Minnesota scholarship and eventually went on to receive bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of St. Thomas. When Henry's grandmother "Jajja" (which translates to 'grandparent' in Uganda) passed away in 2016, he decided the best way he could honor her legacy was to share the recipes she created in her Ugandan kitchen and keep the tradition going across the world! He founded Jajja