Clean drinking water is a basic human right which every person in the world should have access to.
Project Waterfall is an initiative developed by the Allegra Foundation (registered charity: 1133540) to bring clean water to the communities which grow our coffee.
Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over £1 Million and delivered clean drinking water to over 34,000 people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Vietnam and Nicaragua.
UK Coffee Week 2019 will be raising funds for the ongoing project in the rural Jabi Tehnan district of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is considered the biological and cultural home of coffee, and 38% of the people living in Jabi Tehnan rely on coffee for their livelihood.
Ethiopia is also one of the countries that struggles most with the water crisis. 75% of the population lack access to clean water and 95% lack access to sanitation.
This project, in partnership with WaterAid, will bring clean drinking water and sanitation to 7,000 people over the next 4 years.