Hi, I’m Muffadal Saylawala, but my friends call me Mūffa.
I’m an American-born Pakistani from the suburbs of Chicago, passionate about a whole new world. I was raised to check all the stereotypical boxes that I possibly could in the least amount of time possible. The more boxes I checked though, the less happy I became.
After ending my job as a Wall Street consultant, I spent the next few years trying to become a social entrepreneur. I went on to become a volunteer on eco-lodges and permaculture farms in Central America and, eventually, worked my way around the world helping to build sustainable and regenerative projects in Australia, Philippines, Chicago and Peru. I focused on the intersection of business, nature, and community.
The culmination of my experiences and research is now evident in the Círculo Initiative, a family of eco-focused, for-purpose businesses in Nicaragua that are built on a mission to give more than they take – a model of conducting business and life in a way that our world desperately needs, one that is more regenerative.
Let’s keep in touch!
I’ll send out sparse, but exhilarating updates about the book’s progress, upcoming readings and meetings, and news on the work we’re doing to make the world a better place.