ESTABLISHING A SOCIETY BASED ON SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE LIVELIHOOD AND LIFESTYLE
KSF was started as a dairy cooperative to support the country's first and so far only organic tea garden, Kazi and Kazi Tea Estate Ltd. Located in the very northern tip of the country, KKTE was founded by Kazi Shahid Ahmed, Chairman of the Gemcon Group, in 2000, with the express goal of improving lives in this remote and neglected region through enterprise.
Champion's March: An inspiration to organic living
I think organic tea is the most profitable harvest among all crops, once it is ready to harvest and market" this is how Kazi Aminur, a 48 years old organic tea farmer living in Tetulia, Panchagarh, values organic tea farming. Kazi Aminur is with KSF since 2007 and he is from Mahananda group of Darjipara branch. He is now cultivating organic tea in 4 acres of land.
A surging change
Shahar Banu is seen as a pioneer in Shahebijot village of Tetulia, Panchagar. Being one of the first women to start dairy farming for milk production independently, she is now the leading dairy producer in her village.
Of inspirations and the need to succeed
Dairy Farming of KSF does have a literal influence in uplifting a beneficiary's lifestyle which is clearly visible in the story of Siddika Begum. Despite a small family, Siddika had to look for additional income as her husband did not earn enough and her son was suffering from some physical disabilities.
When Shahida Begum was asked about her dreams meet in next five years, all Shahida talked was about the well being of her family.