TOGETHER FOR H2OPE
We started Numi Organic Tea because we believe everyone deserves a good cup of quality tea. But, what is tea without water? While we are fortunate to have access to clean, safe drinking water, nearly 1 billion people live without this basic human right. It all boils down to us.
Ahmed Rahim, Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Alchemist
Reem Rahim Hassani, Co-Founder, Chief Brand Officer and Artist
In 2016, the Numi Foundation built 23 wells delivering clean water to 4,000 turmeric farmers and their families across 12 villages in Madagascar. This farming community supplies organic, Fairtrade Certified turmeric root for our turmeric teas. Numi is proud to have contributed incremental funds to our turmeric partners in Madagascar, helping facilitate their transition to Fairtrade Certification.
Our Together for H2OPE project for 2017 is focused on Assam, India. We will be working in partnership with the Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) to ensure clean, safe drinking water to the community of the Tonganagaon Tea Estate. This estate is the largest organic, Fairtrade tea estate in all of India. Since we began purchasing Assam black tea many years ago, we have contributed $750,000 worth of Fairtrade funds to this estate.