Coffee with a Conscience!
We Walk the Line launches new Kickstarter Campaign. Buy a Coffee and change a life!
We Walk the Line was founded in 2013, as we were increasingly frustrated with the existing welfare and education, employment and skills system to achieve real lasting positive change in the lives of the excluded and disadvantaged.
We love the Big Issue model, and thought to ourselves – why shouldn’t people buy coffee that gives back too?
We Walk the Line aims to empower tomorrow’s entrepreneurs with business & barista skills. We invest our profits & coach our employees to be their own boss.
We only employ people who need a break, young people at risk of dropping out of education or the disadvantaged who need a second chance.
We coach our employees and teach them on the job how to run their own coffee cart. We mentor them over one year to become self-sufficient business people, equipping them with both business and barista skills.
“Seeing youth unemployment rise during austerity and facing another wasted generation I knew I had to do something positive to make a difference, We Walk the Line works with the excluded so they can become their own boss” – Mat Corbett
All our profits go to setting up our employees when they are ready with their own coffee cart and pitch, creating a new micro business.
We continue to support all our entrepreneurs through a social franchise model, supporting them with accounting, insurance, marketing and the benefits of bulk buying stock.
You can support us in reaching our Kickstarter goal of £20,000 to pilot Coffee with a Conscience where the cash you spend on buying your daily caffeine hit supports the development of new micro-business & sustainable business people.
By pledging you support our mentorship programme and the monitoring & evaluation required to prove our Theory of Change model, secure investment to scale up and work with more people across the UK to be their own boss.
Buy a Coffee and change a life!
Support our crowdfunding campaign at the We Walk the Line Kickstarter page.
The above article first published on socialenterprise.org.uk in May, 2015.