Celebrated Sheroes Hangout Cafe Run By Acid Attack Survivors Suffers In The Wake Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Sheroes Hangout cafe from Agra is known for being independently run by acid attack survivors. However, the cafe is struggling due to the lockdown enforced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amir Khollam

November 6, 2020

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Taj Mahal is one of the prominent places to visit in Agra, however, one of the top tourist attractions in recent years has been the Sheroes cafe which is just half a mile away from ‘Crown of the Palace’. The Sheroes cafe is run by acid attack survivors along with four other men. Domestic and international tourists from around the world come to the hangout place not just to enjoy a tasty cup of coffee but to also have a conversation with acid attack survivors and get to know them better. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sheroes hangout cafe is struggling due to decreased footfall. Check out the video below –

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of independent businesses had to suffer due to the nationwide lockdown. Many restaurant owners had to shut their business down in order to make through the financial crisis. However, the Sheroes Hangout cafe was not subjected to shutting down and stood tall through the crisis.

The cafe re-opened back on October 20 after a long break of 7 months. In the video above, Neetu, an employee of the Sheroes Hangout cafe expressed that before the lockdown, the cafe functioned normally with passing customers. However, during the lockdown, the cafe was shut down for multiple months which caused a strain on the management and the inflow of customers. Neetu, in the video, can be seen requesting the customers and people, in general, to support the cause of the cafe as they have been doing for years.

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Sheroes Hangouts cafe has now ventured out to different ways to earn capital for their operation. Acid attack survivors of the cafe have now resorted to making handcrafted gifts, the proceedings of which go towards the Sheroes cause. Check it out below –

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Promo Image courtesy – Sheroes Hangout official Instagram

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