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.

Project Waterfall in 2019

UK Coffee Week 2019 will be raising funds for the ongoing work Project Waterfall is doing 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. 

Project Waterfall’s work here, which began in 2018 in partnership with WaterAid, will bring clean drinking water, education and sanitation to 10,000 people in the area over the next 3 years.

For more information on Project Waterfall and the projects we have supported, visit