ORANGE CAFÉ STAFF

ACID ATTACK SURVIVOR CAFE, VARANASI, INDIA

“They couldn’t have us, so no one should have us. They even tried to eraze us for ourselves. But they did not succeed. We are not defined by our physical body. Our spirit shines.” 

Acid attacks are a scourge. With the support of Red Brigade Trust, survivors (often shunned by families and society) teamed up to form Orange Café and lead a life in peace and dignity, in a place close to tourists in the ancient city of Varanasi. They display YL posters, flyers, build bonds with travellers, and got permission from authorities to distribute free food for people in poverty with Red Brigade Trust crews.

130 more women have applied to get trained and run a café. Acquisition of a business, training etc cost around $20,000€ and you can make it your mission to set one up with us. 

TOPICS

women

social justice

business

india

acid attacks