On 20 April, our Snehadhar volunteer Santosh Goykar and Bolhegaon Aadhar Group organised a jaggery tea training workshop for men, women and youths living in one of our neighbouring suburbs.
The workshop demonstrated the simple method and ingredients for making jaggery tea. The benefits of the tea were also covered. It boosts the immune system, controls weight, improves digestion, purifies blood and provides warmth in winter. It protects you from the winter chills, colds, coughs and fevers.
Twenty-five women and men were encouraged to consider tea production and given guidance on starting their own tea centers with the support of a self-help group. The capital required was also explained and our hope is to empower them to create their own financially sustainable businesses.