MEET JULIUS Ibrahim, the 22-year-old owner of Second Shot Coffee, a social enterprise offering training and employment to London’s homeless.
Second Shot Coffee, which offers three homeless people the opportunity at one time, is the realisation of a dream to create something that gives “the very best experience for customers, while doing something great for London’s homeless population at the same time”.
He told SBTV: “Walking around somewhere in central London like Bloomsbury or Victoria, homelessness is hugely visible. I thought ‘how can this be the financial capital of the world, when there are so many people on the streets?’
He said his goal is to “change society’s perception of homeless people”.
“Homelessness could happen to anyone, especially in a city like London,” he says.
Statistics show that around 400,000 people are affected by homelessness in the UK.
An impressive £6,000 raised through crowd funding along with generous help from investors has helped get the idea off the ground.