Save our Sugavida harvest and farmers in India

by Kristina Locke in London, England, United Kingdom

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Our Sugavida farmers in India urgently need help. We want to save & secure the 2020 Palmrya harvest & support our farmers

by Kristina Locke in London, England, United Kingdom

After discovering the wonderful Palmrya blossom nectar in India a few years ago, I decided to  bring this amazing product to the West as Sugavida.

The Sacred Palmrya Tree 

The Palmrya tree is very sacred, and its nectar has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 5000 years.  Packed with B vitamins, minerals & health benefits, SugaVida tastes absolutely delicious and can be used as a sugar, superfood or supplement. All our Palmyra trees are wild-harvested and grown in their natural habitat.

Through the help of our farmers, thousands of customers along with their friends, families, & animals have improved their health & wellbeing in the most delicious way with SugaVida. 

No support for Farmers 

But the Covid-19 pandemic has left them struggling, with no support or income. Villages are shut off leaving them unable to sell in the local market, and the local government is offering no help.  

Thus, we've taken the decision that we'll be paying all of our partner farms 100% advances on the 2020 harvests, and will create an emergency healthcare fund.

Over the past 5 years our farmers in India have provided us with the very special Sugavida Palmrya Blossom Nectar, helping thousands of customers and their friends, family, kids & animals improve their health & wellbeing in the most delicious way.   Now it’s time for us to support them in their hour of need.  

Sugavida Palmrya Blossom Nectar - the most nutritious sugar on the planet - Packed with Vitamins, Minerals & Trace Nutrients 

It is exceptionally rich in B-vitmains, minerals and trace nutrients, is alkalising, anti-fungal and blood sugar stabilising and it tastes absolutely delicious to boot.  It has helped thousands of people in the UK have more energy, less stress, better sleep, improved moods and enhanced immunity just by having 2 teaspoons per day. 

What Our Customers Say:

"I am enjoying so many benefits using SugaVida– it blends well with all my cooking, my battle with avoiding unhealthy hidden sugars is over, and best yet, I feel great! SugaVida is the best ingredient to help improve my mind and body. Keep up your high quality work!" - P Petty


"SugaVida has changed my outlook on life.
I have been using it for 6 months and it has helped to lower my sugar count and cholesterol.
I no longer feel the need for sugary foods and as an added bonus I have lost a great deal of body weight. SugaVida is brilliant." - A McGarva

"This product is quite amazing. In my latest doctor’s check up my diabetic sugar level has dropped 8 points." Alan M 

Pay It Forward Pledges

We know that you all appreciate this wonderful nectar and we are starting this campaign to ensure its future by "Paying it forward" and your pledges will secure this year's harvest and our farmers' livelihood.

This is not a charity – in return for your support we’re offering exceptional discounts on our product range. Unlike other models we pay the farmers directly so there are no middle men, and all money received will go directly to them to ensure they can start tapping the nectar from the trees.  

Our Farmers 

Our amazing Palmrya farmers (known as tappers) are highly skilled and have been tapping for many generations and they collect the nectar without harming the tree or the tender new leaves.  

Palmyra is seasonal, so every year they earn only during this summer season and then survive with that money for the rest of the year.  They are currently only tapping for personal consumption as sales have completely stopped.   

With your pledges we can support our 100 Palmrya farmers and ensure that they have money to survive for the rest of the year.  

Amazing & Unique Rewards 

We’re offering a great set of rewards that can be spent on any of our range. Sugavida Palmrya Blossom Nectar is the key ingredient in all our complementary products including our award-winning turmeric Superblends and D’mix, our digestive saviour.  All pledges will receive vouchers that are valid for just over a year - until 01/05/2021.  

For the first 10 pledges of £1000, our founder and nutritional chef Kristina Locke will give a 4 hour 1-1 cookery lesson* on anything you desire (healthy bakes, snacks, gluten free, vegan, paleo, etc) worth over £400. * This will take place at the home of the pledger within the M25 area.  Anything outside will be via Skype/Zoom.   

Once in a Lifetime Trip to India 

We are also offering a unique, once in a lifetime trip to India for those  who pledge £10,000.   Our founder Kristina Locke has unrivalled knowledge and experience of India.   She wrote Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay India and has spent the last 20 years travelling and working in India. This is her dream tour of South India!  Kristina will show you her favourite places, restaurants, hotels, homestays, organic farms and Ayurvedic treatments.   You’ll visit our organic farms and watch the closely guarded production of Sugavida.  You’ll see how spices are grown, harvested and used in cooking.  You’ll have expert cookery lessons leaving you with a roster of recipes to make on your return home.  You’ll visit local artisan producers, travel “off the beaten track”, and stay at luxury remote lodges & houses.  You’ll have an Ayurvedic consultation, treatment and cookery lessons with one of India’s leading Ayurvedic doctors .  Money cannot buy access to this kind of trip!

Thank you so very much for your help and support! The difference it will make 

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 Timescales

  • We plan to open the deal for 2 weeks, but we may cut that short if we hit targets early.
  • Once we close the crowdfunder, we will work as fast as possible to collate names and pull together voucher codes.
  • Codes should be ready around a week max after we close the deal. We will get these codes to you so you can use the codes immediately online.
  • We estimate that cards will take approx. 2 weeks after closeout, so worst case end-May.

Thanks so much for all your help – it is so appreciated.

Terms & Conditions   

The Crowdfunding campaign will provide vouchers in return for pledges.

The vouchers can be used as follows:

£50 and £100 pledges will be sent in single shipments

£250 pledges can be sent in 4 shipments

£500 pledges can be sent in 8 shipments

£1000 pledges can be sent in 12 shipments

£10,000 pledge (£2000 worth of vouchers) can be sent in 15 shipments

This applies to UK Pledges only.  All international pledges will need to pay extra for shipping.  

Product Range 

Vouchers can be used to purchase all the products in our range and in any combination.  They include:

Sugavida Palmrya Blossom Nectar – 250g

Sugavida Turmeric SuperBlends – 80g/240g/1kg in Original / Cardamom / Spicy Ginger 

Sugavida D’mix – Ayurvedic Digestif Mix 

 

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

£50 Pledge for £60 in vouchers

Pledge £50, and you will receive £60 in vouchers to redeem at our online webshop – a 20% discount. You will also receive a membership card to be part of the ‘Sugavida Club’, which entitles you to a 10% discount for life once your balance has been used up. Estimated first delivery: 15th June 20

£100 or more

£100 Pledge for £125 in vouchers

Pledge £100, and you will receive £125 in vouchers to spend on our online website – a 25% discount. You will also receive a membership card to be part of the ‘Sugavida Club’, which entitles you to a 10% discount for life once your balance has been used up. Estimated first delivery: 15th June 2020

£250 or more

£250 pledge for £325 in vouchers

Pledge £250 and you will receive £325 in vouchers to spend on our online website – a 30% discount. You will also receive a membership card to be part of the ‘Sugavida Club’, which entitles you to 10% discount for life once your balance has been used up

£500 or more

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£500 pledge for £700 in vouchers

Pledge £500, and you will receive £700 in vouchers to spend on our online website – a 40% discount. In addition ,this package includes a one hour 1-on-1 cookery lesson with our founder and nutritional chef Kristina Locke (via Skype/Zoom) You will also receive a membership card to be part of the ‘Sugavida Club’, which entitles you to a 10% discount for life once your balance has been used up.

£1,000 or more

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£1000 pledge for £1500 in vouchers

Pledge £1000, and you will receive £1500 in vouchers to spend at our online webshop– a 50% discount. In addition, this package includes a 4 hour 1-on-1 cookery lesson with our founder and nutritional chef Kristina Locke to be cooked at your home* see Ts&C’s You will also receive a membership card to be part of the ‘Sugavida Club’, which entitles you to 10% discount for life once your balance has been used

£10,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£10,000 Mega Pledge with One-in-a-Lifetime Trip

£2000 of Sugavida vouchers plus an all expenses “once in a lifetime” trip to South India with Sugavida founder & India expert Kristina Locke. A 16 day trip to visit her favourite places, restaurants, hotels, homestays, organic farms & Ayurvedic treatments. You’ll visit our organic farms & watch the production of Sugavida. You will see how spices are grown, harvested and used in cooking. You’ll have expert cookery lessons & much much more!

Let's make 'Save our Sugavida harvest and farmers in India' happen

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