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.