NEW LEAF PROGRAM
A full 5% of our profits are donated to help empower and uplift economically disadvantaged women, and thereby, their families.
Hi, I'm Kelly Markgraf, and I'm the founder of TEEMA TEAS. No one exists in a vacuum, and I didn't want TEEMA TEAS to pretend it existed in one either. Our NEW LEAF PROGRAM gives a full 5% of profits annually to uplift women who need a nudge to help them fly.
Half of our charitable give-back goes straight back to your farmer, to the women-owned plantation that crafted the tea you might be sipping right now. These monies establish a fund that will be democratically directed by the workers themselves. They can decide how to best spend the money for the benefit of the community, whether that be the construction of schools, housing initiatives, establishing a health-care fund, or the like.
The other half of our NEW LEAF donations go to Grameen America, the leading microfinance orgranization in the United States. Grameen America's mission:
Founded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. We offer microloans, training and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the United States.