BrewPass is proud to support Solea Water and their mission of alleviating water poverty by donating $5 from every new St. Louis subscription to Solea Water. We hope that by contributing we can help them continue their awesome mission and work.

 

SOLEA WATER STORY

Solea Water is dedicated to alleviating water poverty to bring hope to communities in Latin America. Solea Water collaborates with a network of organizations to develop and implement clean water projects that vary depending on the needs of each individual community they serve. These include wells, water purification systems, hand pump repair, and conducting health education programs. 

We take the water that makes our coffee for granted, but what you might not know that where your coffee is grown, many people don’t have clean water. Our team has seen first hand that traditional charity is not enough. Providing for basic needs is a catalyst for development, but it’s not enough. In order to truly end the cycle of extreme poverty these communities need economic opportunities. In nearly every community Solea Water works in, the people are either coffee farmers themselves or depend on the coffee industry in some way.

Silo coffee & goods is partnering with Solea Water, an organization dedicated to ending water poverty in Latin America, to source coffee from these hard to reach indigenous communities that are often overlooked by traditional fair trade agencies. We work with these farmers to ensure that their processing methods are safe for the environment and don’t contaminate waterways.

THE FACTS

663 million people across the globe lack access to clean, safe water. 

125 million people depend on the coffee industry for their livelihoods.

Only 2% of the farmers in Latin America are paid at fair trade levels for their coffee beans, a number shockingly low for the region that exports 80% of the world’s coffee. 

Coffee is the world's second most traded commodity.

25 million smallholders product 80% of the world's coffee.

An estimated 1.6 billion cups of coffee are drunk worldwide every day.