How Cow Dung Became Currency

Our unique cattle-lending program came about when we realised just how much organic fertiliser would be needed to develop an arid wasteland into the lush, thriving tea garden it is today. 255 tonnes each month, since you ask.

 

As tea growers, rather than dairy farmers, our founders developed an initiative whereby we could use all the manure we need and the cattle would be looked after: Women in the community are lent cows, in exchange for their dung. The women are then able to sell the milk at market for an additional income and, once the loan is paid off, the cow is theirs to keep.