Ahinsa is located in the bio-diverse region of Sri Lanka, bordering the Dellawa State Forest, in close proximity to the small town of Morowaka. The Estate is managed by Professor Piya Abeywaganda, a visionary man whose work since the commencement of the Ahinsa / Chamellia partnership has lead to 100 green tea producers converting to organic farming practices. We discovered the plantation - despite producing pristine growing conditions for the prosperity of tea bushes - was not financially viable. Piya was having to use his own money from consulting and lecturing just to keep the plantation afloat. Both the condition of the factory and the quality of tea production needed significant improvement. Piya also needed support in the marketing and sale of his tea to customers that would appreciate it.
We sponsor education for the welfare of tea estate workers and their children.
Somage subsidises medical expenses for Ahinsa tea estate workers and their children.
Somage supports farmers by paying above-market premiums for quality green leaf .