Coffee & Crisis - Part Three

Coffee & Crisis - Part Three

The effects of the water crisis

In coffee-growing communities where the water crisis is most felt, collecting water is a woman’s job. 

Today, women around the world will spend a total of 200 million hours collecting water. Tomorrow it will be another 200 million hours.

Some women and young girls can spend up to 8 hours walking, and waiting in line, for water. Water which is often dirty and unusable.

All of this affects both their health and education.

'I'm Not Afraid'

'I'm Not Afraid'

When we visited Uganda in May one of our first stops was with pupils at Rwenthuuha and Kikoda Primary Schools. We discussed the changes that they had seen since new toilet blocks and water tanks had been installed. The students, especially the young girls, were eager to tell us something very important, “I’m not afraid.”

Local Heroes

The water crisis is one of the most critical issues facing the world today. Bringing clean drinking water into communities is an essential step in breaking the poverty cycle, but creating solutions that last can be challenging without the right local partner. This month we are celebrating the local heroes who work day in and day out to make lasting change possible in their communities.

Investing in Education

Investing in Education

Receiving an education is one of the most valuable things we can gain in life, but equally as important is being healthy enough to go out and get it. The funding of water facilities and hygiene programmes within schools can make a significant impact to both students and their wider communities. In 2017, Project Waterfall contributed to funding the final year of a five-year WASH programme spanning Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Uganda - A Story of Hope

Located in East Africa, Uganda has a population of over 40 million people. Northern Uganda is still recovering from 2 decades of civil war where more than 1.6 million people were internally displaced, many of whom remain far from their homes today.

The current president, Yoweri Museveni, has been credited with restoring relative stability and economic prosperity to Uganda following the civil war, however there is still a long way to go before the country reaches its full potential.

New York Coffee Festival raises over $75,000 for Project Waterfall

The New York Coffee festival returned to the 69th Regiment Armory in NYC from September 16-18th. Now in it's second year, the event saw thousands of coffee lovers from New York City and beyond all gathered for three days of pure caffeination.

50% of ticket sales were donated to Project Waterfall to bring clean drinking water to coffee growing communities. A total of over $75,000 was raised across the three days which in partnership with charity: water will bring clean drinking water to entire communities in the coffee growing country of Rwanda.