Numi Organic Tea Celebrates World Water Day

Providing clean, safe drinking water and alleviating poverty
Mar 25, 2019 11:30 AM ET
Campaign: Whole Planet

Numi Organic Tea is a member of Whole Planet Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, donating $50,000 this year to alleviate global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Numi supports people through initiatives like Whole Planet Foundation and Together for H2OPE, a Numi Foundation nonprofit program bringing clean water and sanitation education to its family communities.  More than 800 million people around the world lack access to clean, safe drinking water. Numi Organic Tea has partnered with its global farming communities to ensure access by building or repairing water and sewage infrastructure and administering community-led education. Together for H2OPE is a unique program because it is led by the farmers and their communities, with long-term plans to maintain water access for future generations.

The first Together for H2OPE initiative impacted Numi Tea’s turmeric farming community in Madagascar, who experienced clean, safe drinking water for the first time in their lives. H2OPE has since expanded to the largest organic, Fair Trade tea estate in India, where most of the Numi Organic black teas are grown, harvested and processed.

Whole Planet Foundation’s global impact has reached microentrepreneurs in Madagascar and 74 other countries thanks to supplier donors - like Numi Organic Tea - who have contributed more than $12 million for poverty alleviation.  During March, the generosity of Numi Organic Tea is being spotlighted in Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Prosperity Campaign, taking place in Whole Foods Market stores and online.  Please join Numi Organic Tea in alleviating poverty and make your donation today.