Nonprofit Mercy Corps found corporate involvement was necessary for it to start a program serving workers on tea plantations in India.
“We could never have gained access to the tea estates without the influence of our partner Tazo,” said Rosy Choudhury, project director for a program called Community Health and Advancement Initiative (CHAI).
For 10 years, Tazo Tea — now owned by Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. — has partnered with Mercy Corps on the CHAI program to provide education, training and other services to families who live and work on the tea estates in Assam and Darjeeling.
Corporate Citizenship: Tazo’s help gets Mercy Corps inside the gates
Puget Sound Business Journal | Valerie Bauman | May 18, 2012