There are seven bakeries in operation today—three fully owned and operated by TWB, one franchise pilot, and three that we have trained, but now operate independently.
owned and operated by the women’s bakery
As our first official bakery in Rwanda, the Kigali bakery is our Flagship location. Located in the Remera district of the capitol city, this bakery showcases our women-centric bakery model with a trendy café attached. The café is open seven days a week, serving The Women’s Bakery goods, coffee, tea, and delectable snacks. The New York Times boasts it as one of the top 5 places to visit in Kigali.
Visit our Flagship Bakery page for directions and local order information.
Located 45 minutes outside of the capitol, The Women’s Bakery Ruyenzi location, formerly Kagina, is home to our smallest—but mightiest—baking team. Six women currently work six days a week to provide bread orders to the local community and nearby schools.
Open in 2018, the Gicumbi bakery is set above the picturesque rolling hills of the northern province. This area is also home to the Gihembe Refugee Camp, Rwanda’s oldest refugee camp and home to a few TWB bakers. This bakery is available for school, business, and catering orders, and it houses a small café.
franchised by The WOmen’s Bakery
The Women’s Bakery is piloting a franchise model as part of our growth strategy. Franchisees are financially responsible for operational expenses, while TWB provides accredited training and ongoing oversight for bakery success.
Launched in 2018, the AsOne Ministries Women’s Bakery is the first TWB franchise bakery. Employing eight women and one man, the AsOne Women’s Bakery is located in a rural area of Uganda. We are excited to watch this franchise location grow!
trained by THE WOMEN’S BAKERY
Bakers from these locations were trained by The Women’s Bakery. Today, all operations are overseen by another organization.
Situated on top of a hill overlooking Lake Kivu in the Western Province of Rwanda, the Bumba bakery operates six days a week.
Nestled in hills on the outskirts of Bukoba town and Lake Victoria, the Bukoba bakery was launched in the spring of 2015.
A thirty-minute drive east of Kigali, the Ndera bakery provides bread to multiple rural communities.