Mission

From day one and every day since we make every decision at Saathëa based on delivering the best products to consumers while protecting vulnerable women in Cambodia by creating economic opportunities that last. This commitment comes from a place of deep respect and responsibility to one another.

As we grow, we hope that the work we do will be able to deepen in positive impact too. We develop the kind of transformative natural products using modern-day science that we want to see in the world - safer, smarter, results-driven, and we spare absolutely no detail in ensuring we perfect them.

The Problem

Over a staggering, forty million people in the world are victims of modern-day slavery. Twenty-five million of these victims reside in Asia and over 300,000 are in Cambodia, where poverty is sadly the root cause of the problem.

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) describes this crime using a number of different terms, including involuntary servitude, slavery or practices similar to slavery, debt bondage, and forced labor. Human trafficking can include but does not require movement.

Women and girls disproportionally represent 71% of victims. In Cambodia, most victims have grown up in isolated rural areas with no economic opportunity, are illiterate and unskilful, leaving them vulnerable to exploitation, quickly falling prey to traffickers who offer them false promises of well-paid jobs that lead them to situations of abuse instead.

Our Solution

Proving wellness can be used as a force for good, Saathëa exists to, first and foremost, empower women at risk of human trafficking and give them the means by which to break free from the cycle of poverty that fuels human trafficking. To give them the opportunity to define their own future by becoming financially independent.

By impact-sourcing our key ingredient in Cambodia, we are able to accomplish significantly greater change in the communities.

Saathëa Prosperity Gardens

Our Saathëa Prosperity Garden Project which launched in Q4 2020, focuses on addressing the root cause of the problem in Cambodia’s rural areas. Twenty-five million people are victims of modern slavery in Asia, and over 300,000 are in Cambodia, where poverty is sadly the root cause of the problem.

Empowering Women from Soil to Soul

Women disproportionally represent 71% of victims, mostly of sexual exploitation, child marriage, and forced labor. The majority have grown up in isolated rural areas with no economic opportunity, are illiterate and unskillful leaving them vulnerable to exploitation, easily falling prey to traffickers who offer them false promises of well-paid jobs that lead them to situations of abuse instead.

The serendipitous trips Deborah took to Cambodia have allowed us to build our Prosperity Gardens Initiative, which allows for income generating activities to break the cycle of poverty.

How? It all starts organically from the soil. We have partnered with local social sector organizations in Cambodia to create income-generating activities (IGAs). IGAs are created jointly with our partners through the Prosperity Gardens Initiative.

Women are trained in organic farming practices and grow high-quality, in-demand crops to fulfill their food security, supply the demand of local markets, and reach the international beauty market through integration in our supply chain. Women are also trained in entrepreneurship fundamentals to learn how to promote and sell their crops strategically.

We have committed to using the Cambodian Blue Butterfly Pea Flower not only because it makes for a significantly better life for the people who grow it, but because it makes a significantly better product for those who use it.

Our ultimate vision is a world where slavery no longer exists.