I Love Coffee is a Social Enterprise that opened its doors in June 2016 to break down communication barriers between the hearing and the Deaf and help unlock the economy for Deaf youth.
South Africa has nearly 2 million Deaf South Africans yet South African Sign Language (SASL) isn’t recognised by our constitution as an official language. As a result, the community faces a number of social challenges, most notably unemployment rates of between 70 and 90%.
In 2016 Pick n Pay awarded I Love Coffee the Social Innovation in their Boost Your Biz supplier development programme. Shortly after this, we placed second in the SAB Foundation Disability Empowerment Awards 2016.
With the generous support, we operate two cafes and have plans to expand further. Watch this space.