Livelihoods

Protecting the rights of workers and improving incomes through skills, new technologies and access to market

A stable income, with enough to meet their needs and those of their families, is essential for workers to have a decent quality of life. Through our supply chain, we contribute to the employment of many people on tea estates, farms and factories as well as to the livelihoods of many smallholder farmers. We’ve made livelihoods one of our key focus areas – so people in our supply chain receive a living income and can break their cycle of poverty.

1,596

1,596

people received support for additional income-generating activities

Over 39,000

Over 39,000

people empowered through Community Development Forums to address their needs

6,005

6,005

farming families received training on good agricultural practices

Meet Zi Yi

“Thanks to the knowledge I got from the Farmer Field School, I can ensure the quality can meet required standards with satisfactory yields.” 

In China, Twinings supports Farmer Field Schools, teaching farmers how to increase their productivity and quality of crop and become more resilient as a result. 

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Meet Ruvani

“I am very happy I have received this loan and training to manage my business, I am now more confident and hope to grow my business in the future”

Twinings is empowering communities in tea gardens in Sri Lanka by creating dialogue with management and new income opportunities.

 

 

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