From Colombia to Canberra – Cafe Stepping Stone

Lucy Ridge 23 November 2021 – Riotact

From Colombia to Canberra: Cafe Stepping Stone is dishing up opportunities for migrant and refugee women.

Canberra couple Vanessa Brettell and Hannah Costello, along with friend Tom Navakas, had been running a successful business in the tourist town of Cartagena, Colombia, since 2017. Their social enterprise cafe provided education, hospitality training and meaningful employment to Indigenous and Afro-Colombian youth who face significant discrimination and disadvantage.