Satemwa Tea Estate, Malawi. 

Satemwa is a third generation family-owned tea and coffee estate in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. Established in 1923 for nearly 100 years the Kay Family has been crafting superior teas and coffees which are exported around the world.  Built in 1937 the Satemwa tea factory is known around the tea world as a producer of quality tea. It is now the last remaining of the original founding tea estates that led to the creation of a successful tea industry in Malawi. The knowledge of the terrior and consistent passion and care  that have been passed down the generations of both the Kay family and employees have led to distinctive and celebrated teas being created at Satemwa the like of which cannot be matched. Satemwa was the first African Tea Estate to employ women mangers and is a champion of equal opportunities. You can see Henrietta's visit to the farm here.

Sponsorship - how you can be part of Rare Charity

It's simple! you can either make a donation, directly sponsor a young person or take part in our 'money can't buy' online auction.

The average cost for an individual Malawian to attend University is £2,000 per year with courses typically lasting four or five years. This amount does not take into account additional funds needed for accommodation, food, clothing, equipment or textbooks.

Meet the Rare Charity Scholars

Osman Karimu, 22 years old

Osman will be completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Technology at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

OSMAN KARIMU. PHOTOGRAPHY: FRUITCAKE MEDIA

OSMAN KARIMU. PHOTOGRAPHY: FRUITCAKE MEDIA

Ongani Jambo, 19 years old

Ongani Jambo will be studying for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Development at the University of Malawi (Chancellor College).

Ongani JAMBO. PHOTOGRAPHY: FRUITCAKE MEDIA 

Ongani JAMBO. PHOTOGRAPHY: FRUITCAKE MEDIA 

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By supporting vocational and skills-based training specific to the needs of individuals we will support local enterprises, start-ups and businesses creating a new generation of entrepreneurs in a country where job opportunities are scarce but talent is not.