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“Writing my story in a book was the first step to make the world learn my reality and that of many Street children of Mumbai. I had no idea about grammar nor writing but my Friends helped me and after many struggles and efforts I finally held it in in my hands” 

Amin Sheikh

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The story of my life in a book

I thought it was important to make people aware about my life through a book written by myself: “Bombay, Mumbai. La vida es la vida, soy gracias a ti”.

It took me 11 months to write it. I never knew nor grammar nor spellings, but my Friends proved to be my most precious treasure and sincerely helped with the design, editing and promotion of the book.


With the book in my hands, I stood on the streets to sell copies. This way, little by little word was spread about the library- café project and it was then when people from all over the world came to help me.


As of today we have sold more than 20,000 copies all over the world. The book has been translated into 8 languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Marathi, Hindi and Hebrew.

Thanks to the profits earned from the sale of the book, we have raised the necessary funds to make our project come to life: open our library-café that raises employment opportunities to youngsters who find themselves at the risk of social exclusion.

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