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Help sustain the dreams & hopes of 9 orphans

Amin Sheikh lived on the mean streets of Bombay from the age of five, begging, eating off discarded food and sleeping in fear under park benches or in hidden corners of railway stations. But Amin was lucky to be taken to an orphanage three years later where he learnt what it means to have a place you can call 'home' and people you can call 'family'.  

Although his life was far from easy, Amin never forgot believing in the goodness of people and the idea that it only takes one person to change the world. And he started to dream: to write a book and utilizing its profit to open a café that supports street children. A coffee shop with a library where street children (and workers alike) can find a safe haven and a place that they can call home. Bombay to Barcelona Library Café in Marol, Mumbai is Amin’s labour of love. At B2BLC, Amin trains orphans from Sneha Sadan in the art of hospitality & culinary skills. They boast of a truly global menu thanks to super-chefs from across the world who regularly volunteer to train the staff of the café.
 
What used to be a buzzing café, full of life & music now wears a dull & deserted look, as the on-going Covid19 pandemic has put a sudden brake on business. Though B2BLC is registered on various online food ordering portals, business is still negligible, with the result that the café is finding it difficult to meet their overheads and are now considering shutting shop for good. The orphans who were employed there, for whom B2BLC was a new lease of life, are now staring at an uncertain and a bleak future.
 
We seek generous donors who can help generate funds for this café that will help them tide over this crisis, till it is business as usual. Your contributions will go a long way in ensuring that they’re at the very least able to meet overheads and keep the café running. More than a café, B2BLC represents the hopes, dreams and aspirations of 9 orphans for a better future.      
 

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6th August 2020
Thank you to all the donors who have contributed and helped us immensely. Amin and his ever smiling team of 9 is grateful and see a hope for themselves. We are optimistic that better times await us and we will stand strong. We're extending our campaign by couple of months and going to try and achieve our goal. Request you to circulate in your network. A big thank you again. Keep smiling :)
Thank you to all the donors who have contributed and helped us immensely. Amin and his ever smiling team of 9 is grateful and see a hope for themselves. We are optimistic that better times await us and we will stand strong. We're extending our campaign by couple of months and going to try and achieve our goal. Request you to circulate in your network. A big thank you again. Keep smiling :)
Rs.494,283 raised

Goal: Rs.2,300,000

10 Days to go

Beneficiary: Amin Sheikh info_outline

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Supporters (200)

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Anonymous donated €20

Lots of Love to you all

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Susan donated $140

Hurray for the wonderful dedication of founder and staff of the Bombay to Barcelona Library Cafe!

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BOVERON donated €80
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Nidhi donated Rs.1,000

Inspired by Instagram story of Cuppaconversation

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AYUSH ARUNKUMAR AGRAWAL donated Rs.200
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Anonymous donated Rs.500