Kék Madár Alapítvány – Ízlelő

Today's menu: delicious Hungarian food and fair employment opportunities.

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Social Challenge

In Hungary, most restaurants do not provide access for people with disabilities, nor are they child-friendly.

NESsT Enterprise

The restaurant (Ízlelő) provides training and employment for people with intellectual and physical disabilities, and at the same time offers a nutritious dining alternative for the community. After working and gaining experience in the restaurant, beneficiaries go on to find employment in the open job market. The restaurant recently expanded its seating capacity 4-fold and is planning to replicate its model in 3-5 other locations  in the next 5 years.

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NESsT Value Added
  • Leveraged a long term loan for the restaurant to purchase a building to expand their restaurant.
  • Gave Kek Madar access to professional support to launch its franchise, as well as ongoing communications support.


beneficiaries reached


people with disabilities trained


job placements for people with disabilities


jobs created


overall increase in social enterprise revenues

US$ 230,590

NESsT investment to date