Manos Unidas Cafe is an inclusive work environment that provides young people with disabilities vocational training and first job experience to increase future employability.
Job Skills Training
20 Manos Unidas Peru’s vocational training students rotate through the cafe, applying job skills and learning job ettiquete.
We partner with community partners to present workshops directed at local businesses and families to promote successful inclusive employment.
Our goal is to give the youth first job experience to improve chances of future employability and model inclusive employment to local businesses.
Located in the historical Cusco city center, Cafe Manos Unidas is located on the city walking tour trail, just behind the famous 12 angled stone,
“Our goal is to extinguish false beliefs, segregation, discrimination and isolation of youth with special needs in Peruvian society by giving employment opportunities and modeling for other businesses in the community.”
Celeste Marion, Executive Director
Manos Unidas International
“Café Manos Unidas is in a great location, and it serves the best coffee and muffins in Cusco. Even better, if you visit this cosy cafe you will be supporting the work of Manos Unidas supporting children and young people with special educational needs, helping them work in the community. What’s not to like? 🙂
“I highly recommend this quaint little coffee shop. Each staff member was friendly, courteous, and professional. The food was great, and I am honoured to have found this coffee shop. Each staff member, from the friendly greeters at the front door, to the serving/prep staff, should be very proud of a job well done!