We have an exciting update about the Ghograjan Bike Initiative: the program delivered two Ghograjan workers new bicycles in 2021! We held a raffle in November for all of the farm’s regular workers, and the winners were Kishan, a cook, and Anima Kamar, a tea leaf plucker.
We introduced the Ghograjan Bike Initiative with our very first blog post. As noted in that post, we started the Ghograjan Bike Initiative to provide new, reliable bicycles to the people who form the community on our farm. These bikes are donated, ultimately, by our customers since the program is supported by subscription orders placed on our website. We owe a big thanks to loyal Ghograjan Tea drinkers for making a big difference in the lives of Kishan and Anima Kamar!
As you can see, Kishan and Anima Kamar are thrilled with their new bicycles. Biking is the preferred method to get around the farm and the surrounding area. Having a sturdy bike makes it far more pleasant to navigate our hilly terrain than walking or riding a worn out one. It’s the kind of thing that makes everyday better.
This bicycle program is a valuable way for our customers to connect with our farm and the people responsible for making their tea. We view it as an opportunity for the farm-to-cup journey to flow both ways. The Ghograjan Tea Estate has a strong sense of community that we will continue to show more of through this blog. In 2022, we aim to further extend that community feeling to all of you—and we’d love to donate more and more bicycles with your support!
Here is Kishan looking very pleased after giving his bike a nice test ride.
Anima Kamar’s new bike perfectly matched her clothes. No wonder she won the raffle.