Kazi Yetu aims to transform how tea has been traded in Tanzania by keeping value-addition in the country – instead of it being exported unprocessed. Kazi Yetu blends a variety of tea herbs and spices which are purely organic & natural packed in biodegradable pyramid bags. As a social enterprise, Kazi Yetu reinvests a majority of profits into job creation and women’s economic empowerment. Through Kazi Yetu, 10 women have been employed full time with access to health insurance for themselves and their kids. Most of these women were unemployed and single moms. The brand also supports agricultural development & poverty alleviation and has helped more than 2,000 farmers in Tanzania through training & incentive support.
Kazi Yetu means “our work” in Swahili because Kazi Yetu is creating jobs for women and improving the livelihoods of farmers in Tanzania. Kazi Yetu offers a range of single origin organic teas handpicked from the rolling foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. Next, the tea is blended with exotic spices and herbs sourced from smallholder farmers across mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, and packaged by solely young women in Dar es Salaam.
From Kilimanjaor Black Tea to Lemongrass Moringa, Kazi Yetu’s tea blends have original flavours that contain no artificial ingredients. This also helps to maintain the medicinal properties of every natural ingredient in their teas.
Kazi Yetu also has a powerful social mission: to transform how tea has been traded in Tanzania. Tea in Tanzania is generally sold in bulk to companies in Europe and the US where it is procssed and sold back in Tanzania at a higher price. Kazi Yetu, is making it possible for Tanzania to produce and process its teas to keep the value-added within Tanzania, create jobs through the whole value chain of tea production, to grow the local tea market and at the same time help conserve the local environment.
Unique Selling Points:
• Single origin teas handpicked on Kilimajaro mountain in Tanzania. Spices and herbs are also all sourced from within Tanzania.
• 100% organic.
• Unique flavours.
• Employs only smallholder farmers and women to packge the teas.