Amin lived on the mean streets of Bombay from the age of five, begging, eating off discarded eatables, and sleeping in fear under park benches or in hidden corners of railway stations. But Amin was lucky, taken to an orphanage three years later, he learnt what it means to have a place you can call 'home' and people you can call 'family'.  

Although his life was far from easy, Amin never forgot believing in the goodness of people and the idea that it only takes one person to change the world. And he started to dream: to write a book and with its profit to open a café that supports street children. A coffee shop with a library where street children (and workers alike) can find a safe heaven and a place that they can call home. You can support this dream by purchasing his book: an autobiographical story which goes to the heart, full of joy, pain and courage to face life and the invincible power of love which shines through even in the darkest hours.



Bombay to Barcelona Library Café

Help to build Amin's dream café by purchasing his book 'Bombay Mumbai. Life is Life, I am Because of You".

The ebook is available. Get it now. Hard copies can be sent by post. 

We joined Teaming, a Spanish funding platform for social causes where you can contribute to our project donating an euro per month.

Help us to achieve our goal quicker by donating even a small amount. Every little penny is helping to make our dream a reality.  

Please contact us for any information or if you have ideas how to help Amin's dream to grow and be alive.

We are because of you.

Amin was finally able to make his dream a reality. The opening day was on 14th August 2016. Come and visit us at:

Bombay to Barcelona Library café
Timmy Arcade, 778, Makwana Rd, Gamdevi, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059 

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Amin Sheikh 'Bombay Mumbai. Life is Life, I am Because of You"