Recent Grant

Kahawatu brings sustainability to coffee

January 2, 2019

Coffee plays a crucial role in the lives of millions of farmers in East Africa. Kahawatu —which means “People’s Coffee” in Swahili— works to empower these smallholder farmers so that they become equitable stakeholders in the coffee production and distribution industry. The Kahawatu Foundation US Fund granted $193,000 to support the economic sustainability of coffee farmers by investing in projects that promote agribusiness, community and eco-sustainable standards.