Mission & Social Impact
In addition to paying a Fair Trade premium for the tea in Rwanda, our company is the primary sponsor of Sustain, a program designed by Africa Healing Exchange to teach entrepreneurship skills to women and genocide survivors in Rwanda. One of our newest projects is Ubuzima Healing Garden, helping to alleviate food insecurity and poverty while protecting the natural habitat for our endangered species. As we grow, we hope to be able to offer more resiliency skills and services to people in many different communities and on a virtual platform.
In times of crisis, we do support local community efforts to ensure survival and well-being. This is a time when resiliency skills and the lessons from Rwanda are more important than ever. We are a global family, and our company believes that we are responsible for the prosperity of the planet and the people and the animals on it. Last year we helped to build a water irrigation system in the village where our botanical farm is located, and this year we are helping to rebuild 36 homes that were destroyed in the Rwandan earthquakes as a result of the Nyiragongo volcano eruption.
We are all connected - People, Mother Nature, Animals.
When humans are living in fear, feeling threatened or as if their basic needs are not being met, this is dangerous for the animal population as well. By offering skills and services for poverty alleviation and mental health, we are offering long-term solutions for animal habitat protection and the prevention of poaching and animal abuse. In Rwanda, we hope to do more to ensure that the Virunga Mountain Gorillas continue to expand in population size.
They inspire our work and guide us every day with The Spirit of Resilience.