Charity is the catalyst and the incentive
for this enterprise.
I travel to India every year since two
decades and I feel connected to this amazing country since my very first trip.
I deem myself privileged to be able to do this, and it is only fair to care for
the many people who happen to be less privileged, especially children. They are
the root of change in future society, and if given a chance to improve their
lives through education, they will be able to also improve the lives of others.
This is why I chose to join Asha for Education,
which is a very hands-on non-profit association with extremely low
administrative expenses because it is completely volunteer driven. Asha’s
mission is to catalyse socio-economic change in India through the education of
underprivileged children. Asha means Hope in Hindi, but we strive to give much
more than hope. Asha for Education is rated with four stars by the Charity
Navigator and received the Times of India Social Impact Award 2015 in the
When during one of my trips I met Rajah
Banerjee, I was very impressed to hear about the holistic concept prevailing at
Makaibari, and the thought of starting a tea project for Asha struck me. Rajah
liked the idea, too. Thus the Tea Fairy came into life.
Asha receives the entire profit of the tea
sales, which flows into our currently six projects for the support of
underprivileged children in India. Make a difference by buying from the Tea
Fairy and enjoy a delightful cup of tea!