The existing village councils had broad based skills in social development criteria which were modified to create the first joint body in the tea producers criteria for fairtrade labelling international-flo.

The Makaibari Joint Body was the resultant of a world search by Transfair, an independent non-profit organisation based in Germany, to find a Fairtrade partner amongst tea producers globally to collect the fairtrade premiums for micro credit and social projects.
The on-going community based schemes implemented by the seven village were integrated under one umbrella: the Makaibari Joint Body(MBJB). The annually elected members from the seven villages numbering 13, two management co-opted members and two union members form the group,  which is a registered NGO. This certified body is responsible for collection of all fairtrade premiums, donations from well-wishers, and visitors. The MBJB is also responsible for all social development criteria, vis a vis the Makaibari villages as well as the neighbouring villages outside our boundaries. The MBJB, have been in existence since 1993 and is a beacon of light with their various successful initiatives which have brought hope to the hopeless. All microcredit advanced to ladies for their projects have had a 100 per cent success since their  inception in 1993. An incredible record sustained for over 22 years.

"Soils constitute the foundation of vegetation and agriculture. Forests need it to grow. We need it for food, feed, fiber, fuel and much more."

José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General - International Year of Soils 2015: Healthy soils for a healthy life