This Coffee Cart Helps People Transitioning From Homelessness

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 30, 2015
References: kartma &
This coffee cart in Silicon Valley is helping the Bay Area's homeless population help themselves. Kartma Street Cafe -- #TheKartWithHeart -- helps those transitioning from homelessness by training and employing them to serve coffee.

The social enterprise has a goal of ending homelessness "through the dignity of work" by giving these people marketable skills and investing in their personal development. They also provide a living wage ($15 an hour) to their employees to ensure workers can also afford shelter if they aren't eligible for housing vouchers.

This coffee cart business is able to differentiate itself among other specialty coffee shops with their mission to bridge class disparities and provide effective and sustainable solutions to this pressing social problem.