Innovative Philanthropy Delivering Systemic Change in East Africa
5,000 smallholder farmers from the Mulindi tea factory and field unit in Rwanda recently gathered to celebrate the significant progress in their tea farming activities and communities and to thank The Wood Foundation for their continued support.
The Wood Foundation Africa (TWFA) has worked with small holder tea farmers in East Africa since 2012 and, over the last six years, it is fair to say that TWFA tea industry initiatives and projects have had a very significant impact on 60,000 farmers and homes which, with an average family of 6, equates to 360,000 people in the region. Additionally, as a direct result of the Foundation’s interventions, the economies in the target regions of TWFA’s main countries of activity, Rwanda and Tanzania, are being transformed with change that is both long-term and sustainable.
(Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media/TWFA)