100% of profits support orphan education in Kenya

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Creating employment for women and supporting education for orphans in Kenya.

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Welcome to Ajiri Tea

Our award-winning Kenyan Black Tea is grown in the green, fertile Kisii Hills of western Kenya. Ajiri means "to employ" in Swahili. Our goal is to create employment for women in western Kenya. Each unique label is handmade using dried banana bark. All profits from sales of Ajiri Tea are donated to the Ajiri Foundation to pay school fees for orphans in western Kenya.

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Kenyan Black Tea (Teabags)

$ 9.00

Custom Gift Box

$ 45.00

Rooibos, Red Bush Tea (Teabags)

$ 9.00

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2021 Impact Report

2021 Impact Report

Your tea dollars at work. 100% of the profits from the sale of Ajiri products are donated to the Ajiri Foundation. Learn about our incredible scholars, programming, and how your purchases add up to create an incredible community in western Kenya.  READ THE 2021 AJIRI IMPACT REPORT

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Motherhood and Jam Sandwiches

Motherhood and Jam Sandwiches

On a recent trip to Kenya I met with old family friends in Nairobi. It was the first trip I had taken since having my son in July 2020. Mrs. Ambundo, who is 85 years old and a mother to four children, took me into her arms and said "welcome to the other side." She didn't mean welcome to  "the other side" of the world. She meant welcome to the world of motherhood. The war in Ukraine had just intensified, and Mrs. Ambundo kept repeating "Those poor people, those poor mothers, those poor children. Just imagine." And for the first time, I really could imagine. It is as if parenthood (or sleep deprivation or seven cups of tea) had dialed up my empathy.

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One for the Money, Two for the Show

One for the Money, Two for the Show

The effects of climate change are being felt the most by women. It is women, after all, who are walking to the river to collect water. It is women who are providing the majority of agricultural labor in Kenya. Where are the voices of these women in the fight of environmental justice? Where are the voices of farmers? All we hear are the voices of companies and politicians and the insidious roar of Jeff Bezos's launch to space.

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