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Cabarete, Dominican Republic

      The Vagamundo Coffee and Waffles shop began with a vision to provide our older boys with a positive work experience and an income when they reach adulthood. It can be hard turning 18, moving out, finding a job, perhaps feeling unprepared and vulnerable.  We wanted something better than that for the young men under our care.

       We also dreamed of providing a place to hold Bible studies and deep philosophical and spiritual discussions with our friends in the community.  A coffee shop seemed like a great option, so we decided to go for it after a lot of prayers, conversations, and planning!

        We found an old fish market in town that looked like the perfect little spot for our shop.  It hadn't been used in years and needed a lot of work, yet the price was right.  Given the abilities of everyone in the family, we did everything from electrical, cement work, woodworking, welding, landscaping, making the furniture, and more.  After a couple of months of hard work, we were up and running!


Since our opening in 2016, we have been dedicated to providing exceptional coffee, excellent service, and gourmet waffles and helping support local small businesses and artists by providing them with a place to showcase their goods and talents.

We hope and pray that through Vagamundo, we will continue to be a light in the small town of Cabarete.

"After I finished the Life Skills school, I helped to remodel the building for the coffee shop.  I helped with the electrical, plumbing, and making of all of the furniture. I've worked at Vagamundo since it opened.  Working here has taught me how to be more attentive and to work with joy. I love how we all work as a team and that I've been able to learn so many different things. I enjoy my job, and I look forward to having my own family someday that is unified, learning and growing together like all of us here at Vagamundo." 
                        - Johan

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