Founded by former street child turned famous author Amin Sheikh, the Bombay to Barcelona Café is a social enterprise that supports disadvantaged youth in Mumbai by providing employment opportunities and supporting partner NGO Snehasadan. After a struggling youth on the streets of Mumbai Amin became inspired to help others avoid the same fate and recently opened the café, with the aim to provide equal opportunity to the youth of Mumbai and help them to reach their full potential.
This is what Amin said as to its dream of opening a café:
"I want to open a coffee shop with a library. In this coffee shop all the workers, girls and boys, will come from my orphanage, Snehasadan. Because when the kids leave there, I don’t want them to go back on the street. They need a place they can call home. There are many children who struggle to cope with their lives. Some of them have trained to be carpenters or welders, drivers or electricians. There will be a board at the coffee shop, and when someone comes in and asks for a carpenter or an electrician or whatever, they will find the phone numbers of these children-turned-professionals on the board.
Sometimes I feel, there is no value for human beings in this country. If my coffee shop is successful, I will help some of our children."
To know more about Amin´s story: https://www.iambecauseofyou.com/
By having a coffee here you will support this organisation further help the local community.