Did you know?

  • 569m children and young people live on less than US$ 1 a day
  • 5.9m children die each year — most in the world's poorest communities and from preventable diseases
  • Over 2m children worldwide are sexually exploited. They are forced to have sex in brothels, massage salons, karaoke bars, dance clubs and on the streets
  • Global conflicts are forcing 1 in 80 children to flee their homes, risking everything to survive
  • 1 in 6 children worldwide are unable to go to school, missing out on critical learning

At teakruthi, we believe a good cuppa tea begins with doing good. Furthermore, we see the greatest potential for good locked within the world's most vulnerable and marginalized children. With each child buried within each statistic above is a lost opportunity to change the world.

Our teakruthi 4kids initiative

Launched in 2020, our teakruthi 4kids initiative is our small attempt at making change. For each dollar spent at teakruthi, we will donate 4% towards fighting child poverty and exploitation around the world through four great charities. We want each cuppa teakruthi to not only be a great cuppa tea, but also help make the world a better place.

In 2020, we raised approximately $3000.00 USD for our causes.

Free a Girl

Free a girl

Since it's founding in 2008, Free a Girl has rescued more than 4,500 minor girls worldwide from child prostitution worldwide. As well as rescues, Free a Girl focuses on prevention, tackling impunity, lobbying and advocacy, and rehabilitating and reintegrating of freed girls. The organization is active across Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Iraq, Laos, Nepal, the Netherlands, and Thailand.

Free a Girl is registered and headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Learn more about the impact made by Free a Girl through their annual reports.

Street Child

Street Child

Street Child was founded in 2008 with the mission of finding street-connected children and helping them back into a family and back to school. The organization prides itself on being willing to go to the world’s toughest places where others won’t, including remote, hard-to-reach areas and fragile, disaster-affected states. To-date, Street Child has helped over 250,000 children to go to school and supported over 25,000 families to set up businesses in some of the world's toughest places. They currently operate in ten countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Uganda.

Street Child is headquartered and a registered charity in the United Kingdom (No: 1128536). Learn more about the impact made by Street Child on their website.

Save the Children

Save the Children

Founded over a hundred years ago in 1919, Save the Children was established in the United Kingdom to help improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. Save the Children seeks to use donation dollars as effectively as possible with 9 out of 10 dollars donated going directly to children in need. In 2018, the organization reached 134 million children across 120 countries, including more than 447,000 in the United States.

In addition to the UK organisation, 29 other national Save the Children organisations are members of the Save the Children Alliance. At teakruthi we've chosen to donate to Save the Children USA, registered in Fairfield, CT. Learn more about the impact made by Save the Children through their annual reports.

The Rainbow Centre Sri Lanka

The Rainbow Centre Sri Lanka

Founded in 2005, The Rainbow Centre provides daily education, food, welfare, medical treatment and loving support to children living in extreme poverty in south western Sri Lanka. Through education, The Rainbow Centre aims at helping children break free from a cycle of poverty that would otherwise trap them in a world of crime, begging, addiction and abuse. Since opening in 2005, the Rainbow Centre has enabled more more than 500 children to go to school and has continued to support them with their studies.

The Rainbow Centre Sri Lanka is a registered charity in the United Kingdom (No: 1114933). Learn more about the work and the impact made by The Rainbow Centre on their website.