Our vision is to empower women because an empowered woman, by herself, is an outcome worth fighting for. We track this empowerment through three priority areas: education, economic opportunity and nutrition.
Women receive 200+
hours of bakery training.
From day one of a woman’s involvement with TWB, she gets an education that she can never have taken from her. Each baker receives 200+ training hours, which culminates in a certificate equivalent to that of a vocation degree in the US. For some of our bakers, formal education was never an option, so they go from not being able to read to career-ready. And not only do women get an education for themselves, but their employment means they can also pay school fees for their children.
Women at our Kigali bakery make approximately 4x their pre-training income.
For many of the women at TWB, their income increases six-to-eight fold upon employment. Bakers report they are able to provide new clothing and consistent safe shelter for their children. Through education and employment, we are creating opportunities for access to more stability and helping women move from surviving to thriving.
100% of the women at our bakeries
have health insurance.
Women at TWB report that prior to employment with TWB they were only able to provide 1–2 meals a day to their children. After working for The Women’s Bakery, women report that they are now able to provide their children with 2–3 meals a day. One baker at a time, one community at a time, TWB is making improvements to overall nutrition for women and families in East Africa.