The meaning of agaseke is peace in Kinyarwandan, the native language of Rwanda. The baskets are hand-woven by female members of the tea cooperative UMUTUZO North. They follow fair trade principles and use sustainable grasses for the materials. The basket design represents reconciliation and healing in a post-genocidal nation, and offers a symbol of hope for anyone in the world. Filled with green tea from Rwanda.
Typical Products: Tea
Demographic of women: Genocide Survivors
3 Mountains Tea works with genocide survivors in Rwanda to connect them to a North AMerican market through world-class tea. Their approach to development supports mental health, training for trainers and small business development. Enjoy a cup of tea straight from the organic farms of Rwanda with our partner, 3 Mountains Tea.
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Partner with 26 organizations in 17 different countries
Support employment of over 1,700 women
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