In Kenya, we partnered with USAID’s SHOPS Plus project to develop and pilot a model to expand access to women’s health services on the tea farms from which we source, including expanding access to women’s and children’s health products and services.
Together, we refurbished Chepsire Health Dispensary, an existing local public health facility that offers convenience for tea workers and strengthened it to deliver more services that women need.
To ensure the model’s sustainability, SHOPS Plus and Twinings brought in diverse local partners to co-design and co-implement the pilot model. The local partners include social enterprise Afya Research Africa, smallholder farmer cooperative Sireet Outgrowers Empowerment & Producer Co Ltd., tea producer Eastern Produce Kenya, the Nandi County government, and community groups.
This multi-stakeholder participation is integral to achieving success in the pilot and for future sustainability. Local partners contributed resources to expand the capacity of the community health facility.