Our collective impact

 Improving the lives of people working in tea globally.

Sri Lanka
Indonesia
India
Economics
Malawi
Rwanda
Environment
Kenya
Equality
India India
Malawi Malawi
Rwanda Rwanda
Kenya Kenya
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Indonesia Indonesia

In 2023, we reached more than 750,000 people with our work across six countries.

Our initiatives are tackling tea’s issues across economics, equality, and the environment.

Economics

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people reached through activities such as Village Savings and Loans Associations.

Environment

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people reached through activities such as Farmer Field Schools.

Equality

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people reached through activities such as human and labour rights training.

Explore our impact 

Collecting data is a driver for change.

Data is core to our mission and influences every decision we make at ETP. 

Our Global Impact Framework is our robust structure for monitoring, evaluation, and learning that demonstrates the impact of our work to tackle issues across economics, equality, and the environment.

We are in the early stages, so some data will not be available in our initial years of reporting, and will be informed in the near future.

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Empowered safe communities
Equal opportunities
Key impact
24%

of women and young people reported having increased power and decision-making authority at a household level

Decent livelihoods
Living wages
Living income
Key impact
61%

of smallholder farmers or workers reported an increase in savings

44%

of smallholder farmers or workers reported an improvement in financial literacy

66%

of smallholder farmers or workers have diversified their income

Climate resilient agriculture
Zero deforestation
Net zero tea
Key impact
59%

of smallholder farmers applying climate smart agriculture practices

42,719

trees planted

A thriving tea industry that is socially just and environmentally sustainable

Decent livelihoods
Living wages
Living income
Climate resilient agriculture
Zero deforestation
Net zero tea
Empowered safe communities
Equal opportunities
Key impact
61%

of smallholder farmers or workers reported an increase in savings

44%

of smallholder farmers or workers reported an improvement in financial literacy

66%

of smallholder farmers or workers have diversified their income

The information reported is dependent on our initiatives’ monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities and focus. We are in the early stages of our reporting, so some Core Indicators will not be initially available and will be added in the near future.

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Key impact
59%

of smallholder farmers applying climate smart agriculture practices

42,719

trees planted

The information reported is dependent on our initiatives’ monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities and focus. We are in the early stages of our reporting, so some Core Indicators will not be initially available and will be added in the near future.

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Key impact
24%

of women and young people reported having increased power and decision-making authority at a household level

The information reported is dependent on our initiatives’ monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities and focus. We are in the early stages of our reporting, so some Core Indicators will not be initially available and will be added in the near future.

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of smallholder farmers or workers reported an increase in savings
Core Indicators demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues and are included in most initiatives’ monitoring, evaluation, and learning frameworks.
Core Indicator Global | Economics | SDG 10

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Overall
of smallholder farmers or workers reported an increase in savings
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator Kenya | Economics | SDG 10
Related initiative: ELF (CrEW)
Initiative status: Completed
Outcome level: Decent livelihoods
Indicator level: Evidence that tea farmers, workers, and their families are economically resilient (can anticipate, mitigate, and respond/adapt to shocks)
83% Overall
increase in the average income generated from alternative income generating activities
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator | Malawi | Economics | SDG 10
Related initiative: Kuwala ‘Shine’
Initiative status: Completed
Outcome level: Decent livelihoods
Indicator level: Evidence that tea farmers, workers, and their families are economically resilient (can anticipate, mitigate, and respond/adapt to shocks)
95%
Overall
of tea estate workers reported an increase in their income
Related initiative: Kuwala ‘Shine’
Initiative status: Completed
Outcome level: Decent livelihoods
Indicator level: Evidence that tea farmers, workers, and their families are economically resilient (can anticipate, mitigate, and respond/adapt to shocks)
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator Malawi | Economics | SDG 10
Related initiative: Kuwala ‘Shine’
Initiative status: Completed
Outcome level: Decent livelihoods
Indicator level: Evidence that tea farmers, workers, and their families are economically resilient (can anticipate, mitigate, and respond/adapt to shocks)
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Overall
of people who were provided with solar lights reported a positive impact on their daily life
Initiative Indonesia, Kenya, Rwanda | Equality
2022-2025 | Status: On-track

Our Tea, Our Voice

Supporting women tea workers to speak out and shape their own futures.

Truck driver Irene Karimi Muchira, Kimunye Tea Factory, Kirinyaga County, Kenya. Our Tea, Our Voice will support women tea workers in Indonesia, Kenya and Rwanda to speak out, be heard, and shape their own futures. Image: ETP
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator Rwanda | Economics | SDG 10
Related initiative: Improving livelihoods – Strategic Alliance
Initiative status: Completed
Outcome level: Decent livelihoods
Indicator level: Evidence that tea farmers, workers, and their families are economically resilient (can anticipate, mitigate, and respond/adapt to shocks)
87%
Overall
project participants with improved savings practices
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator Malawi | Economics | SDG 10
In 2023, workers at Lujeri Tes Estates formed groups to purchase shares in savings, a previously uncommon practice.
Initiative status: On-track
Outcome level: Decent livelihoods

Evidence of a change in saving and investing behaviour

Related initiative: Ulalo ‘Bridge’ 
Growing members’ interest and demand towards Human Right Due Diligence
Sector Change Evidence explores how our work to convene partners and facilitate collaboration influences change in tea and directly contributes to our vision.
Sector Change Evidence Global | Economics, Environment, Equality

Growing members’ interest and demand towards Human Right Due Diligence

Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator Malawi | Economics | SDG 10
In 2023 managers at Lujeri Tea Estates established their own Village Savings and Loans Associations.
Initiative status: On-track
Outcome level: Decent livelihoods

Evidence of a change in saving and investing behaviour

Related initiative: Ulalo ‘Bridge’ 
of smallholder farmers or workers have diversified their income
Core Indicators demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues and are included in most initiatives’ monitoring, evaluation, and learning frameworks.
Core Indicator Global | Economics | SDG 10

0

Overall
of smallholder farmers or workers have diversified their income
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator | India | Economics | SDG 8
Related initiative: UNICEF Improving Lives
Initiative status: On-track
Outcome level: Living wages
Indicator level: Evidence that tea workers in tea earn decent wage (in-cash and in-kind)
Overall
increase of mothers and adolescents living in households that have improved sanitation and safe drinking water sources
Related initiative: UNICEF Improving Lives
Initiative status: On-track
Outcome level: Living wages
Indicator level: Evidence that tea workers in tea earn decent wage (in-cash and in-kind)
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator Rwanda | Economics | SDG 10
Related initiative: Improving livelihoods – Strategic Alliance
Initiative status: Completed
Outcome level: Living income
Indicator level: Evidence that small-holder farmers earn a decent income from tea and non-tea related activities
64% Overall
increase in income for farmers
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator Malawi | Economics | SDG 10
Related initiative: Improving livelihoods – Strategic Alliance
Initiative status: Completed
Outcome level: Living income
Indicator level: Evidence that small-holder farmers earn a decent income from tea and non-tea related activities
99%
Overall
increase in income for farmers
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator India | Equality | SDG 8
Related initiative: Plantation Community Empowerment Programme 
Initiative status: On-track
Outcome level: Empowered safe communities
Indicator level: Evidence that workers in tea have decent working conditions and can advocate for the same
0
Overall
identity documents accessed by community members of tea estates during the project
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator | India | Equality | SDG 8
Related initiative: Plantation Community Empowerment Programme 
Initiative status: On-track
Outcome level: Empowered safe communities
Indicator level: Evidence that workers in tea have decent working conditions and can advocate for the same
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Overall
households accessed government benefits
Related initiative: Plantation Community Empowerment Programme 
Initiative status: On-track
Outcome level: Empowered safe communities
Indicator level: Evidence that workers in tea have decent working conditions and can advocate for the same
Supporting Indicators are tailored to each initiatives’ size and scope and collected from their unique monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework. They further demonstrate our contribution to addressing tea’s issues.
Supporting Indicator India | Equality | SDG 8
In May 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, one estate’s community development forum diffused a volatile situation between the community living on the estate and health professionals.
Initiative status: On-track
Outcome level: Empowered safe communities

Evidence of improved relationships between estate management, workers, and communities

Related initiative: Plantation Community Empowerment Programme