In April our team flew out to Nepal to check in on
our partner farmers and the progress of our
Healing Herbs Nepal Program. Subsequently, we
just happened to be on the ground with the
farmers when the earthquake struck. While this
event was extremely devastating for the country of
Nepal and some of our partners experienced loss
or damage to their housing, we are very happy to
report that our entire team and all of our partner
farmers are alive and well.
The severity of the quake reminded us just how vulnerable our friends
in Nepal are and has reinforced our passion and determination to
support them with desperately needed economic opportunity.
As life slowly gets back to normal in the village, we are
excited to update you on all of the uplifting progress
Women’s Human Rights Organization (WHR)
In our last update we informed you about our newly formed partnership with
WHR. We are happy to report that they have been busy planting yacon
tubers that will be processed into syrup and brought to the US for retail sale.
We rolled up our sleeves and helped out - such
a fun day!
Yacon is a low-glycemic, low calorie, prebiotic sweetener that
fosters healthy probiotic growth. While yacon has been gaining
popularity in Europe, it is just starting to catch on in the US and
we are very excited to help bring this healthy sweetener to you.
Profit sharing from yacon
sales will help WHR
provide widows and
single mothers with
and meeting space where
women can go to have
social and emotional
support in their time of
The Kanchenjunga mountain
range is the 3rd largest in the
world and borders the
darjeeling area of India
creating ideal conditions for
KTE has never sprayed
pesticides on their soil, which
has created some of the
purest and most fertile soil in
Equally as important, KTE
requires that all farmers send
their daughters to school,
scholarships, started a
community cow program to
ensure all farmers had
access to fresh milk, and
25% of their work force is
comprised of the most
marginalized caste in Nepal.
We are very proud to partner
with KTE to support these
efforts and bring you some of
the highest quality tea you
will ever taste.
Thank you for your continued interest and support of the
Healing Herbs Nepal program. Now more than ever the
people of Nepal need the support of our partnership. We
remain eternally dedicated to improving the livelihoods of
farmers in rural Nepal. Please stay tuned for a big
announcement in early fall regarding our newest
application of the HHN program.
Until then, Namaste friends.