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Sainsbury’s Fairly Traded Projects

Status – Ongoing

Period – June 2020 – …..

Partners: Sainsbury’s

Factories: Chinga, Gathuthi, Gatunguru, Gitugi, Imenti, Iriaini, Makomboki, Rukuriri, Kiegoi and Kanyenyaini

KTDA Foundation seeks to support growers and producers to meet their challenges by building resilient businesses and improving quality of life for their communities. The Sainsbury’s Fairly Traded premiums aims at more resilient and sustainable businesses and communities for the producers who supply Red and Gold label teas.

Impact and Progress

KTDA Foundation took a lead role in the management and oversight of the project development process with a focus on four key programmatic areas of environmental sustainability, economic empowerment, health, and education these also align with SFTSP’s vision of change that looks at; Social development and community empowerment, Environmental sustainability and stewardship and Economic resilience.

The 9 factories have started their project and each factory was able to establish the project that will benefit their farmers.

Factory Project Title Thematic area
Chinga Nutrition and Financial Literacy Program(VSLA) Health and Economic Empowerment
Gathuthi In filling vacancies in Tea Fields Economic Empowerment & Climate Change
Gatunguru Improve the quality of life of community members through purchase of health supplies ,school materials, factory materials to enhance production. All
Gitugi Equipping a Library with new Curriculum Books Education
Imenti Improving the livelihoods of families with people living with disabilities in Imenti catchment. Economic Empowerment
Iriaini Setting Up Apiaries for income diversification Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability
Makomboki Tree Nurseries for income diversification of tea growers Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability
Rukuriri Setting Up Apiaries for income diversification Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability
Gacharage Tree Nurseries for income diversification of tea growers Economic Empowerment and Environmental Sustainability
Kanyenyaini Opening of access road to a buying Machunguini collection centre for increased safety of women smallholder tea farmers Economic empowerment and Health
Kiegoi Bursary for two needy secondary school students Education