Directed, filmed, edited: Anja Strelec
Café Mziuri is a community-based social enterprise, established in a forgotten park of Tbilisi, Georgia. It positions people with disabilities as entrepreneurial leaders of their communities.
In 2016, the non-profit organization Mziani initiated the creation of the social enterprise Café Mziuri in one of the central parks of Tbilisi. Mziuri Park, which opened in 1982, was thought to become Children’s City, a green space in the city center with high development potential. Initiation of the social enterprise Mziuri Café aimed at the creation of a green space accessible for people of all ages and abilities. One of the main goals was to return spirit and beauty to the park and create a functional space for spending free time.
The SE also aimed at raising awareness in society about important social challenges. As a result of the Mziuri Cafe activism, Tbilisi City Hall gradually renewed the whole park. Cafe Mziuri has gradually gained the status of a special place that has been created by its staff, loyal guests and environment typical only for Mziuri.