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Tea plantation workers and small tea farm holders are among the poorest people in the world. They find themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty, back-breaking labor and little education with no way out.
Some tea companies are turning to Fair Trade certification programs (such as Equal Exchange, Fair Trade USA, Rainforest Alliance, etc.) to try to create a better life for tea growers. Click here to find tea from companies who are working directly with tea farmers to break the cycle of poverty! Or click the links below to learn more.
World Vision Australia: "The Storm in Your Teacup"
The Guardian: "The Tea Pickers Sold Into Slavery"