A group of 11 visitors from Switzerland are at Makaibari staying with villagers as part of the Makaibari Homestay programme. For a nominal daily charge, each visitor stays with a local family at Makaibari and sees local hospitality at the grass roots level. They share their meals and get a feel for a tea estate from the ground up. Here's a picture I took of one of the Homestay families. Meals and life stories were shared at this table. Tomorrow will be a tea tasting for the Swiss visitors at the Makaibari factory. The stay is rustic, their experience authentic. Visitors can even elect to spend a day with the worker at the Makaibari plantation, plucking tea or volunteering at a school or clinic. Volunteering at Makaibari is a thriving partnership. For more information, click here.