Some years ago, our founder Katie travelled to Africa for two months camping in poverty-stricken areas. Upon returning, she felt a mixture of emotions – complete dissatisfaction, anger and deflated with the state of the world. Yet the trip also reignited her passion for life, especially of those less fortunate.
And so, in 2017 The Underground Collaborative was born, a social enterprise that provides employment and housing solutions for people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness. The first initiative is to create jobs through Ground+Co, our coffee cart that provides training and employment for those most marginalised to become baristas.
Billie is our very first cart and we’re so thrilled to bring her to Perth! She’ll be operating in the CBD, and will also be available in the coming months for events and conferences, with all profits going towards our mission of breaking the cycles of homelessness.