The scope of TeaologyCARE is to safeguard the millenary tradition of a trade entirely carried out by women, protect female labour, launch practical interventions to improve the life of those who live in rural areas and protect biodiversity.
TeaologyCARE contributes towards this change by especially focusing on actual conditions and on the difficulties faced by the most vulnerable women
Teaology Skincare is inspired by a passion for tea and promotes the wellbeing of women who daily cultivate this wonderful plant with loving care, transforming each leaf into precious blends of tea.
Indeed, the scene of harvesting and processing tea is populated by female workers, whose small delicate hands skilfully pluck and process the leaves and new shoots that will be transformed into very high quality tea.
To safeguard the ancient tradition of this trade, defend the work of women and protect the biodiversity of cultivations, Teaology has launched CSR project “TeaologyCARE” to support the community of Balangoda in Sri Lanka and female workers employed at the Tea Factories Wikiliya and New Hopewell.
Balangoda, the TEA region
The Sri Lankan Ministry of Agricultural Development and Services reports that 80% of the population lives in rural areas and accounts for 95% of the country’s poor. The major part of them depends on farming for their livelihood.
Moreover there are also many social and cultural problems related to alcohol abuse, ill-treatment of women and minors and poor hygiene.
Wikiliya and New Hopewell are tea factories that have significantly helped low income families in the Balangoda district, both by purchasing tea leaves from small owners in the area (ca. 13,000 suppliers), and by creating jobs to support more than 10,000 families.
The two factories produce almost 4 million kg of tea every year.
Project “TeaologyCARE” is designed to practically improve the living conditions of these people from an economic, cultural and spiritual standpoint.
TeaologyCARE was launched to provide future generation with the means required, even cultural, to improve their living conditions, besides also building awareness of health and social problems.
The program supports education for the children of female workers by providing scholarships.
TeaologyCARE also supports care and prevention of health problems through specialized visits and by disseminating information on prevention and caregiving methods.