The Women's Bakery (TWB) is a business model that develops women-owned bakeries in impoverished areas. Viewing poverty as the antithesis of choice, TWB creates choice through imparting technical, business and life skills to women living in poverty globally. Today, we're working with women in Rwanda and Tanzania.
TWB is committed to creating economic opportunities for poor women by training them to build, operate, manage and sustain bakeries that sell affordable, locally sourced, nutritious breads. These independent businesses are supported through TWB's initial business model, ongoing trainings, and long-term development opportunities.
In order to start a bakery, women must provide TWB with a training fee and appropriate start-up costs. After that, all profits are their own. Rather than build bakeries as an act of charity, TWB is focused on harnessing business, and comprehensive business training, as a tool for positive social and economic change.
The TWB model offers choice—choice for women to take on a business and make it work in their community. That’s conscious capitalism.
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