Found in about 350 stores throughout the US, Canada and Australia, this black tea company donates 100% of net profits, after taxes, to the Ajiri Foundation.
"Ajiri Tea is an award-winning Kenyan black tea grown and handpicked by small-scale farmers in western Kenya. It is processed at a Rainforest-Alliance certified cooperative factory. The word Ajiri means "to employ" in Swahili, and each box features a unique label handmade using dried bark from banana trees. Ajiri employs 63 Kenyan women to make the labels. 100% of profits are used to pay school fees for orphans, and Ajiri is currently sponsoring 19 students in school. Our goal is to create a sustainable cycle of employment and education and, of course, a delicious cup of tea!
Each box of Ajiri Tea features a unique label, handmade by women in western Kenya, using dried bark from banana trees. The cellophane bag inside of each box is decorated with a twine made from dried banana bark, and beads made from recycled magazines. The cardboard box is made in the U.S. from 100% recycled paper."
The company's mission statement:
'To create employment for women in western Kenya and to educate orphans in their communities. Through the sale of this delicious black tea, we aim to form a sustainable cycle of community employment and education.'