- What is the mission of your company or project?
Arabika mission is to create a transformative space for residents to have business meetings, friends get together and create, work, exhibit, or simply relax while helping the community through positive social change with job training for people homeless and the "buy one, donate one" model initiative.
Arabika will also provide opportunities to learn and meet new people through workshops, art exhibits, brunch, social entrepreneurship, and more.
- Describe the problem you are solving
Every day, thousands of children and young people in Venezuela sleep on the streets, due to various and unfortunate situations that have pushed them to live in such conditions. The above represents a serious problem for their educational and social development, something that, undoubtedly, is a clear limitation for their future.
Arabika seeks to create a program for young people living on the streets, in which, in addition to employing them, it trains them in labor and civic issues and in which they are attended by professional baristas and several young people belonging to the noble program, which should last 16 weeks, in which participants will learn from specialty coffee preparation to values such as responsibility and work ethic.
This is a business, but also a labor of love. It is an offering to a community that we believe serves the well-being of the country as a whole. By bringing this method to a major city like Valencia, we are confident that we will create long-range and lasting resources for the growth of the Arabika and our collective spirit.
- We need to raise a minimum of $40k so that we can complete the construction and renovations of the space. Your contributions will build walls, fixtures, bathrooms, IT software and infrastructure, a sound system, and equipment. Your support will help pay for permits, personnel, contractors, inventory, marketing, accounting, and legal expenses, and will give us a floor to lean on.
- With the cafe up and running, the remaining funds will go to services and equipment for community use
- An initiative will be created where customers can choose a solidarity dish or menu. “For each client who chooses that dish or menu, Arabika will donate an amount that will go to buy the treatments that save the lives of children threatened by child malnutrition and their families in the poorest sectors of the city of Valencia and throughout Venezuela (medium-term) provide enough food for people every week.
- The "buy one, donate one" model will also be used. It means that in the establishment, in addition to being able to consume what you want, you can also leave a coffee or menu pending. That is, pay an extra one for a person without resources or do it yourself through a mobile application. Arabika will join different organizations and the client will be given the different options where their donation will arrive and they will be able to choose and then a report is sent on the use that was given to the money contributed.
There is a high initial cost in opening and many members of our team have already invested faith, effort, time, money, and skills to get us here; raising this capital ensures that time and resources are saved.
Your funding is critical to our success. Coffee shops are not inherently great money makers, but with success, they can cultivate vital communities that enhance our global society.
I'd like to extend a great, big thank you to those of you who believe in my vision and who show your support whether you do so by directly donating to this campaign, or by sharing this campaign with others who may be in a better financial position to donate.
Thank you very much for your support! We need our community to help us grow and prosper even in tough times and I promise to show my appreciation by sticking to my mission and never forgetting to give back with the goal of uplifting the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised members of our society! Let's go!