Mr. K. Babu is 59 years old and is in August-deserved retirement. He will thus be one of the first pensioners who receive a pension. Mr. Babu would be already very excited about the first additional payment of 1,000 Indian rupees. This system of supplementary pension for former workers of New Ambadi is approved by a committee and is conducted by the Life Insurance of India.
Currently, Mr. Babu does not feel particularly good, he can only move very slowly and needs to rest long. His wife Vishalam (52) is also working on the plantation, but their supplementary pension begins in August 2017. On the New Ambadi plantation in South India currently operate 180 people. The Fairtrade premium they receive natural rubber per kilogram, they can permanently improve their living conditions. The workers and the management will decide together how the premium is used.