Good food for farmers
Many of the farming families we work with have little available land to produce food or keep livestock for their own needs and so completely rely on income from their produce to buy food from elsewhere.
To help tackle these issues, we contribute to community projects that try to improve access to good food. Much of our work is done with our suppliers, who can help us deliver the right projects to the people who need it most.
For example, since 2015 we’ve been supporting a porridge initiative that’s run by the Sorwathe tea factory in Rwanda. This initiative aims to supply a cup of nutritious porridge for every child that attends any of the factory’s many pre-schools. It’s designed to help families that can’t provide a healthy breakfast at home and really helps some 900 children get the most out of their day.
The porridge initiative also employs local women to make and deliver the porridge, which helps to support the local community and improve lives for non-working residents on the estate.