who are we?
Kukula is a non-profit association that promotes sustainable growth models in developing countries through interventions which aim at meeting specific needs of the local communities while respecting the environment and through a rational use of the local natural resources.
Kukula aims to implement projects that contribute to the development of the communities with which it cooperates. It promotes virtuous growth models and sustainable development founded upon the individual, the community and the environment.
Kukula imagines a world in which each individual actively contributes to the sustainable development of an inclusive society in which the environment, the economy and social justice complement each other such that local communities are not only encouraged to take part in the change, but indeed become its main drivers.
Maria Francesca Caggiano
Mattia Piva Intrieri
Maddalena mirabella roberti
Graphic and art-director
Born in Sicily in 1989, Andrea grew up in Isnello (province of Palermo) and tried to mature in Milan, a city that welcomed him for many years of his life. He is an environmental engineer, a wannabe philosopher and a mountain expert. Andrea is co-founder and president of Kukula, his second family. In 2018 he became actively involved in international cooperation and fell in love with Madagascar, its inhabitants and its language, so much so that he was able to say “drakidraky omompotaka” without being mistaken for a Palermitan. In his spare time he delivers ice.
maria francesca caggiano
Marco was born and raised between the lake and the mountains of Lecco. His curiosity to understand the world and the mechanisms that regulate it pushed him to study environmental engineering. After a Master’s degree achieved in universities spread around the world (Milan, the Netherlands and the United States) and various working experiences, he decided to dedicate his days to what he loves most: people. Co-founder and project manager of Kukula, he works on the Zero Carbon project, combining his passion for research with a good dose of hands-on activities. Thanks to the skills developed by building pyrolytic stoves, he has become the master carpenter of the association.
Laura was born and raised in the province of Bergamo. After her studies in Milan and several international academic experiences between Australia and the United States, she began a professional career in the field of corporate sustainability. Hyperactive, bored after 10 minutes on the sofa zapping on TV, she always wants to learn and do new things. Passionate about books of all kinds, in her free time she loves to travel and challenge her friends at tennis matches.
maddalena mirabella roberti
Graphic and art-director
mattia piva intrieri
From Cremona, born in 1992. Passionate about stories, people, places and adventures; fascinated by beautiful things which sometimes drag her to the end of the world. She loves traveling and good company. Graduated from Politecnico di Milano in Communication and Design, her work ranges over design, project management and graphic illustration. She bumped into Kukula and she is now part of he Communication and Social Media Team.