The deaf and disabled staff of Neema Café, Tanzania, have beaten over 600 entrants to win “Best Restaurant in the World” in the Daily Telegraph’s Best of British competition.
Over a thousand people worldwide voted for Neema Cafe, an offshoot of the incredibly successful Neema Crafts, which trains and employs deaf and disabled artisans exclusively.
CMS mission partner Susie Hart, who started and runs Neema, says, “A few years ago, many of these men and women would have been hidden away or begging on the streets because of the stigma attached to disability in Tanzania.
"This big win further shows the world just how much they can do. They all had mile-wide smiles when I told - or signed - them the news!”
Since Susie and her husband Andy started Neema Crafts in 2003, they have trained and employed more than a hundred deaf and disabled people.