What Matters to Madame
I am just back from my second trip to Sri Lanka and was reflecting there on how we can make a difference to the women working in the factory and to female tea pluckers; who have very little, and who are often not socially empowered. Sometimes it is hard to know where to start. Sienna and I sponsor a girl, Janu in Mannar, northern Sri Lanka, an area left very poor after decades of civil war.
At Madame Flavour, we have started a program in the factory sharing love letters from our customers with the people packing our tea; we are having these letters translated into Singalese and Tamil to share with the workers the importance of what they do, the difference that their work makes to women all over Australia and New Zealand.
We are also about to start a new program providing school bags, books and shoes to several hundred children of the factory workers.
What are you involved in? What are some ways you like or would like to make a difference to others?