Established in 2022 The Kaldi Foundation, based in Basel, Switzerland, is dedicated to the support of smallholder coffee farmers around the world suffering from extreme poverty.
44% of the world's smallholder coffee farmers are living in poverty, and 22% are living in extreme poverty. The green coffee industry is blighted by unfair business practices and climate change, amongst other challenges. The Kaldi Foundation believes there are solutions to these serious problems. We are a team of humanitarians, technologists, and coffee professionals, with proven track records of interventions, and we believe it’s time for systemic and sustainable change in this sector.
We are a registered Swiss charitable foundation dedicated to alleviating smallholder coffee farmer poverty.
The Kaldi Foundation is a Swiss foundation supervised by the Swiss Federal Foundation Supervisory Authority (FSAF.) Our purpose is to support and contribute to the alleviation of poverty of smallholder coffee farmers worldwide.
Article 23 of The 1948 Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration.” We are united in delivering this for smallholder farmers, their families, and their communities.
5.5m smallholder coffee farmers live below the international poverty line of $3.20 a day
71% of those in extreme poverty are based in East African countries
60%-80%of the world's coffee is produced by 12.5 million smallholder farmers
1.2mof the world's smallholder coffee farmers are living in extreme poverty
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