Prothem Usine S.A

March 31st, 2015 by Tom

Prothem Usine S.A. (“Prothem”) is Burundi’s largest private tea factory. They work with over 10,000 tea farmers. They act both as a tea offtaker, and as a financial services provider, through their subsidiary SOCADE Microfinance.

From a community tea-planting project started in 2002, Prothem now provides a livelihood to over 80 permanent employees, 300 seasonal workers, and 10,000 smallholder farmers who supply the factory with green leaf.