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You get fresh & finest quality saffron for cooking & organic saffron teas by elevating women farmers using fairtrade. One cup at a time
You get fresh & finest quality saffron for cooking & organic saffron teas by elevating women farmers using fairtrade. One cup at a time
You get fresh & finest quality saffron for cooking & organic saffron teas by elevating women farmers using fairtrade. One cup at a time
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Organic Saffron Teas & Saffron: Support Afghan Women Farmers

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Summary:

SAFAROMA is the only Social Enterprise that partners with saffron co-ops and farms managed and run entirely by women. It is our way of ensuring that we have helped to empower them in their quest for financial freedom. 

Our Goal: To create and sell organic and fairtrade saffron teas and pure saffron that directly support our female farmers in third world countries. 


How we help: A portion of every sale we make will go directly to our female farmer partners as well as go towards seeds, training and machinery to help grow their businesses and communities.

How you can help us: By supporting this Kickstarter you will help us start production of our teas that directly creates business for our female farmers.

Our Story

SAFAROMA was created to answer a desperate need for a channel for thousands of Afghan female farmers to sell their products at fair market prices, thereby doing away with unscrupulous middlemen and dominant distribution corporations. In 2016, we began work with the Ghoryan Saffron Farmers' Union and expanded as a trusted partner for other women's co-ops as well as individual farmers.

Our Fair Trade Initiatives

We embrace a conscious commitment to supporting farming communities and the surrounding villages that rely on them, as well as the sensitive and critical eco-systems throughout Afghanistan.

As a result of SAFAROMA's inherent understanding of their needs and challenges, their unions and co-operatives run totally by Afghan women to help and support other Afghan women in their quest for sustainable livelihoods. Over the last 20 years, we have learned that relying on NGOs who pull out after a few years was not the way to help raise the struggling farmers out of the abject poverty that had become the norm.

Our fair trade initiatives are designed to help Afghan female farmers and villagers reclaim their lives, farms and country. With our help and yours, we will provide them with the income they need to support their families and allow their children to go to school. These children are the future of Afghanistan and their literacy and education are a vital part of that future.


Our Saffron and Teas

We import, blend and distribute saffron and teas from Third World Countries to developed countries. Our products are natural, 100% organic, healthy and superior-tasting. Our teas and spices are either grown wild, within protected forests or by using sustainable farming and fair trade methods. We are bringing our customers the highest quality teas they know and love and blending them with our best quality saffron from Afghanistan. 

We believe that everything we do should benefit the health and lives of our customers. We do this by carefully selecting the finest teas and spices grown in the most optimal conditions from growers who provide sustainable wages for their workers.  

Click here to see the above-mentioned published lab researches on US NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

We are committed to being good environmental stewards that will allow the planet to flourish for generations to come.

Selling tea may not be the world's oldest profession, but it's up there! The tea business spans every continent, ocean and time zone and is layered with nuances, regional customs and trade complications. At SAFAROMA we believe educating our customers in the various products and services we offer while understanding their needs is paramount.

By listening to our customers requests and opinion we can more effectively offer solutions and blends that better meet their needs. We trust this simple approach will help us build strong relationships with our satisfied customers from all around the world.


You can use our Pure Saffron in various Dishes, Teas, Drinks and Smoothies 

For more recipes and how to use our products please clickhere

How Saffron will help our female farmers

Saffron is known to be produced all around the world, however by teaming up with our female farmers in Afghanistan we are not only creating a sustainable source for great tasting tea, but saffron farming becomes a positive alternative source of business and income that will help thousands of female farmers and consequently help their communities and the country in general.

Saffron Farming in the news:

"Afghanistan's saffron industry is providing opportunities for the country's struggling economy, including employment prospects for women."Read the full article on MSN.com


BBC correspondents: "Farmers are still willing to farm saffron and saying they do not want to go back to poppy cultivation as long as the government provides them with financial help, correspondents say."

Read the Full article on BBC


CNN Reporter: "What is happening in Herat is a good argument for a spice revolution; Government official says, replacing poppy crop which is main source of funding for Taliban with the world most expensive spice. Herat province has been cleaned of 99% from its poppy cultivation, the 1% is in places with security problems. Parigul Danishyar says, I wouldn’t have a job if it wasn’t for saffron, working with poppies are forbidden in her household."
Read the full article on CNN


Cultivation and production of saffron creates numerous job opportunities, especially for women who perform 80 percent of the activities including harvesting, refining, and packaging. 
Read the full article on the World Bank


 
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 Press Kit

The fastest way to get in touch with us is to email lisa@safaroma.com.
For photos, links and more information visit our press kit page:
www.safaroma.com/pages/press-kit

                               Roll call !

        Here are a few of the great people who have already supported us:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Click here to see the full community of our super awesome backers!

Risks and challenges

Production:
Safaroma has already developed 4 tea blends as well as a relationship with an Afghan women's collective to provide pure saffron. Production scheduling is dependent on demand generated through this campaign. We have officially partnered with a tea supplier and co-packer that supplies teas for well-known brands such as David's Tea and have began a pipeline. Packaging and merchandise formats may be different from how they appear in pictures and/or videos.

Shipping:
Despite sufficient packaging, sometimes shipments can be damaged in transit. We will replace an order or issue a refund if this happens to a delivery.
Our timeline is our best estimate, but if it changes due to any circumstance beyond our control, we will update our supporters in a timely manner.

-> Photos courtesy of Feroogh and smoothie courtesy of Deepika

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    Pledge CA$ 1 or more About $0.77

    GENEROSI-TEA

    A reward-free direct pledge to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective in Herat, Western Afghanistan
    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan
    • 100% of your money goes to the Afghan women who farm, harvest and process saffron in the Ghoryan Women’s Collective in Herat, Western Afghanistan

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $12

    EARLY BIRD

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 1 pack (1 gram ) of pure saffron OR 1 package (14 sachets) of the saffron tea blend of your choice

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    EARLY BIRD GETS THE SAFFRON

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 1 package (14 sachets) of the saffron tea blend of your choice

    • 1 pack ( 1 gram ) of pure saffron

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    GREAT GIFT

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 2 packs (1 gram per pack, 2 grams total) of pure and healthy saffron

    • FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE*
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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About $27

    Mother's Day Gift

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron.

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 2 boxes (14 sachets each, 28 sachets total) of any saffron tea blend

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    Pledge CA$ 45 or more About $35

    Vitali-tea

    - Safaroma will give 300 kilos of saffron seeds to the Ghoryan Women's Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that new farmers will be able to grow saffron.

    - Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    - 2 packs (15 sachets) of your choice of any tea blend

    - 1 pack (1 gram) of healthy saffron, great as an anti-inflammatory and digestive aide, an anti-depressant and anti-oxidant

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $38

    PAR-TEA FOR TWO

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 1 package (14 sachets) of the saffron tea blend of your choice

    • 2 tea mugs printed with our stylish original design (ceramic | dishwasher safe | microwave safe)

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    Pledge CA$ 58 or more About $45

    ULTIMATE GIFT

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 1 box (14 sachets) of any saffron tea blend

    • 1 pack (1 gram) of pure, healthy saffron

    • 1 signed postcard from the female farmer you are helping

    • FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE*
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    Pledge CA$ 70 or more About $54

    TEA-RRIFIC GIFT

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too

    • In addition, 10% of your pledge goes to the women who farm, harvest and process saffron in the Ghoryan Women’s Collective

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 1 package (14 sachets) of the saffron tea blend of your choice

    • 1 tea mug printed with our stylish original design (ceramic | dishwasher safe | microwave safe)

    • 1 framed original illustration of iris flowers and the words “Good Things Happen Over Tea” in hand drawn calligraphy (frame is 10 x 10” alder, semi-hardwood | black | .75” thick | acrylite front protector| lightweight | hanging hardware attached)

    • FREE SHIPPING to USA and Canada ( Ontario & Quebec )

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    Pledge CA$ 110 or more About $84

    HAPPY PAR-TEA

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too.

    • In addition, 10% of your pledge goes to the women who farm, harvest and process saffron in the Ghoryan Women’s Collective

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 2 grams of pure saffron ( 2 packs of 1 gram each)

    • All 4 saffron tea blends (56 sachets)

    • FREE Shipping anywhere in the world

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    Pledge CA$ 210 or more About $161

    EVERYBODY’S CUP OF TEA

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too.

    • In addition, 10% of your pledge goes to the women who farm, harvest and process saffron in the Ghoryan Women’s Collective

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • All 4 saffron tea blends (56 sachets)

    • 3 grams of pure saffron ( 3 packs of 1 gram each)

    • 1 framed original illustration of a stylized iris flower and the words “Good Things Happen Over Tea” in hand drawn calligraphy (frame is 10 x 10” alder, semi-hardwood | black | .75” thick | acrylite front protector| lightweight | hanging hardware attached)

    • 1 throw pillow printed with our original, hand drawn design to lean against when you sip our tea (18x18” | soft, durable| individually cut and sewn in LA | double sided print | concealed zipper | machine washable | resilient polyester filling retains shape)

    • 1 tea towel printed with our original, hand drawn design

    • FREE shipping to USA, Canada, Austeralia (Sydney & Melbourne), EU Countries

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    Pledge CA$ 330 or more About $253

    TRANQUILI-TEA

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too.

    • In addition, 10% of your pledges goes to the women who farm, harvest and process saffron in the Ghoryan Women’s Collective

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 4 grams of pure saffron (2 packs 2 grams each) of pure saffron

    • 8 packages (112 sachets) of the saffron tea blends of your choice

    • 2 tea mugs printed with our stylish original design (ceramic | dishwasher safe | microwave safe)

    • 1 throw pillow printed with our original, hand drawn design to lean against when you sip our tea (18x18” | soft, durable| individually cut and sewn in LA | double sided print | concealed zipper | machine washable | resilient polyester filling retains shape)

    • 1 tea towel printed with our original, hand drawn design

    • 1 framed original illustration of a stylized iris flower and the words “Good Things Happen Over Tea” in hand drawn calligraphy (frame is 10 x 10” alder, semi-hardwood | black | .75” thick | acrylite front protector| lightweight | hanging hardware attached)

    • Free shipping worldwide

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    Pledge CA$ 550 or more About $422

    LARGE QUANTI-TEA

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too

    • In addition, 10% of your pledge goes to the women who farm, harvest and process saffron in the Ghoryan Women’s Collective

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 6 grams of pure saffron (3 Packs of 2 grams each)

    • 15 packages (140 sachets) of the saffron tea blends of your choice

    • 4 tea mugs printed with our stylish original design (ceramic | dishwasher safe | microwave safe)

    • 1 framed original illustration of a stylized iris flower and the words “Good Things Happen Over Tea” in hand drawn calligraphy (frame is 10 x 10” alder, semi-hardwood | black | .75” thick | acrylite front protector| lightweight | hanging hardware attached)

    • 1 tea towel printed with our original, hand drawn design

    • Stylish Portable insulated tumblers tea cup

    • FREE shipping worldwide

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    Pledge CA$ 1,100 or more About $845

    ULTIMATE GENEROSI-TEA

    • Safaroma will give 100 kilos of corms (saffron seeds) to the Ghoryan Women’s Collective for each kilo of saffron that we sell, so that the new farmers be able to grow saffron too

    • In addition, 10% of your pledge goes to the women who farm, harvest and process saffron in the Ghoryan Women’s Collective

    • Your name on www.safaroma.com as our valued supporter of women saffron farmers in Afghanistan

    • 12 grams of pure saffron (6 packs of 2 grams each)

    • 15 packages (210 sachets) of the saffron tea blends of your choice

    • 4 tea mugs printed with our stylish original design (ceramic | dishwasher safe | microwave safe)

    • 1 framed original illustration of a stylized iris flower and the words “Good Things Happen Over Tea” in hand drawn calligraphy (frame is 10 x 10” alder, semi-hardwood | black | .75” thick | acrylite front protector| lightweight | hanging hardware attached)

    • 1 tea towel printed with our original, hand drawn design

    • Stylish Portable insulated tumblers tea cup

    • 1 authentic, hand woven Afghan rug (approx. 2’3“ by 3’5”) (choice of 2 designs)

    • Free shipping worldwide

    • You will receive a unique hand-written postcard composed by one of women saffron farmers

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Funding period

- (45 days)