NO CONFLICT DIAMONDS BUT TEA IS OPPRESSIVE

There are rows and rows of tea bushes growing in the city of Srimongal.  

The smell of fresh tea leaves permeates the air as we walk down the path of the tea gardens.

Women come each day to work in the field picking the equivalent of  50 pounds a day for a mere .48 (yes forty eight cents) …less than the price of a box of tea.

These women slave in the heat all day to provide tea for the worlds market. Balancing baskets on their head, they work nonstop unaware of the true value of their work.

Next time you nonchalantly sip your Starbucks, remember their struggle.