SATEMWA TEA ESTATES
Satemwa lies south east of Blantyre near Thyolo mountain. It started in 1937 and became Fairtrade certified in 2007.
We sell our tea to Fairtrade markets and employ 2,500 people during peak season. We have a big river (Nsuwazi) nearby to help us irrigate our tea bushes.
With the Fairtrade premium we have built 15 school teachers houses, drilled 29 hand pump boreholes and built a guardian shelter at Thyolo hospital.