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Teatulia: A tea company helps lift a village out of poverty

July 05, 2011

For some businesses, giving back means making a tax-deductible donation to a local little league team. But for Teatulia, an organic tea company, giving back means creating a better life for a community halfway around the globe.

The two-year-old startup has done what many companies cannot or will not, which is marry a revenue-growing business with a thriving social responsibility program.

The Denver company sells organic tea that is now sold in Whole Foods and Harrods. And its business relationship with a tea garden in Bangladesh is helping to lift a village out of poverty by providing employment, as well as educational and wealth-building programs.

The company's high quality product and do-good-in-the-world story is fueling its success.

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