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Developing sustainable community projects

We're working with Twinings to develop sustainable projects that support tea-growing communities in China. From when the partnership launched in 2004 it has helped more than 650,000 children.
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Since 2011, Twinings' support has focused on improving the quality and accessibility of healthcare services in Yunnan’s Cangyuan county.

We've done this by training healthcare workers to identify and treat sick children and to raise awareness within communities of important health issues.

The project has contributed to a reduction in the mortality rate of children under five in Cangyuan county, from 43.1 per 1,000 live births to 10.8 per 1,000 live births, now lower than the national average.

In March 2014, six Twinings employees visited the project in Yunnan to understand the work on the ground, and in July 2014 Twinings employees in the UK united to cycle, run or walk 1,000 miles, raising an amazing £10,000 for us.

In March 2017, Twinings visited the programme which will be scaled and sustained by the Chinese government. Our focus now is to co-create a new ambitious programme that will help build sustainable tea-farming communities across China, where children and young people can thrive. 


Last updated September 2017.

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