Sustainable Livelihood and Economic Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities is a dream that we accomplish each day at MITTI Cafe. A chain of cafes managed completely by adults with physical and intellectual disability. But today, what was meant to be a self-sustainable means to support these people, has hampered with the onset of the lockdown.
MITTI Cafe was started by Alina Alam, for the economic independence and dignity of persons with disability, by providing training, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities for adults with intellectual, physical, and psychiatric disability through the creation of cafes within institutional spaces.
A platform for persons with disability to showcase their abundant potential for productive activity and create awareness for the cause of equal opportunities in employment.
The COVID 19 crisis has led to all our Cafes being shut and we are left with no income to support our 100+ employees with disabilities. Post the lockdown, we might not be allowed to operate our Cafes for another 3 months.
Every Person with Physical, Intellectual, or Psychiatric Disabilities we employ come from very low-socioeconomic backgrounds and many are the sole earning members of their families. They are helpless right now and need your support.