..a smallholder tea farmer in Kenya, who is not only changing her own life, but the lives of her family and wider community. Watch a short film about Rose and our work with HERproject as part of our commitment to empowering women and young people in our supply chain.Watch here
We believe that everyone has the right to a decent quality of life and we want to make this a reality in the communities where we source our products.
Twinings aims to buy from the best tea estates, both in terms of quality and ethical standards, but even these can be improved further, which is what we aim to do. Our Sourced with Care programme is designed to help support the changes needed. We work to enhance livelihoods, enable life opportunities and improve living standards for communities in our supply chain and have set ourselves the ambitious goal to improve the lives of 500,000 people in communities where we source our products by 2020.READ ABOUT HOW WE WORK
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Suman is a seasonal worker on a tea estate in Darjeeling, but the income from tea cannot sustain his large family. Through our project with Mercy Corps Suman has been able to grow a dairy farming business to supplement his income.
“After improving my cowshed and adding 2 new cows, we plan to set up a new dairy farm in our community which will be larger and better managed to get maximum benefits out of it.”Read more
Anju is a tea plucker in Darjeeling. She used to wake up at 3.00am every day and wait in line for up to an hour to fetch water. Through our programme in Darjeeling, Anju now has access to clean water and sanitation.
“Now there is a continuous supply of water and the water point is so near to my house that my family is able to wash, clean and take regular baths”.Read more
Irene is a mother of three who has worked as a tea plucker for more than 10 years. Irene decided that she could not afford any more children, nor would it be good for her health, but her husband would not allow her to use birth control. In Kenya, we help increase health awareness and access to health services for women on tea gardens.
“I now live happily with my husband thanks to HERhealth”.Read more