We work with the coffee industry to generate and re-direct revenue back towards coffee farming communities. These models are designed to have a minimal burden on industry stakeholders.
Poverty alleviation projects
We then utilise revenue generated by the consumer end of the industry to work with coffee farming communities to identify, fund, and implement poverty alleviation projects bespoke to the needs of that community.
Manage, monitor and improve
Working collaboratively with the communities, we monitor the impact of our projects to ensure they achieve maximum efficacy with the ongoing funding.
Super powerful espresso cleaner that's biodegradable, carbon neutral and fights poverty! Boom!
In October 2019, we launched our first funding initiative - Coffee Clean! Most people don't give much thought to the espresso cleaning chemical they use, however this product allows cafe's to make an impact with every scoop. You can find out more here.
We have a full pipeline of projects working with cafes, roasters, brokers and even software companies. If you have an idea, we'd love to hear it!
What poverty alleviation projects have you implemented?
We have started working with a number of coffee farming communities in Rwanda. The focus of these projects is addressing malnutrition, poor education outcomes, and improving economic sustainability.
How do I know where my contributions go?
Fourth Wave is a registered Australian not-for-profit. We submit annual reports to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and have an absolute commitment to transparency. We are in the process of building a portal that will allow you to track in real time the roll-out and impact of projects - stay tuned!