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Agra cafe which employs only acid attack victims needs your help

Trinaa Prasad | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:13 IST
The brainchild of the NGO Stop Acid Attacks, Cafe SHEROES' Hangout in Agra is run by five acid attack survivors. The unique cafe also has a library (that's growing as contribution comes in), a boutique, and a handicraft section. All products sold here are made by acid attack survivors.
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Credit:Sheroes Hangout/Facebook

In an interview, Gita Mahau, whose husband threw acid on her face, talks about her experience of working in the cafe. "I can't believe I am leading a normal life, like other people, here in this place, where I feel safe and where I'm not treated like a freak," she says.
Located quite close to the Taj Mahal, the cafe is becoming increasingly popular on social media. But it looks as if this beautiful cafe, run by some extraordinary women, is in dire need of funds. In this Facebook post, Stop Acid Attacks talks about how they rehabilitate survivors, give them vocational training and find employment for them. But the cost of running a cafe isn't able to cover the salaries of their employees.
Think you can help them out? There is a Fund Dreams India account where you can make donations and help these incredible women keep their livelihoods.
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Credit:Sheroes Hangout/Facebook

First published: 5 September 2015, 5:50 IST