Under this project, 45 women living below poverty line (BPL), will be trained the essentials to be a pastry baker. They will learn the basic pastry recipes, costing and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship in order to be able to start their own business. The project will increase their self- confidence level, livelihood growth and empowerment and diminish their socially and economically disadvantaged.
Women from all ages are the most vulnerable group, considering the responsibility of caring their child. This affects their availability to continue their studies and obtain a full-time job, good enough to pay for a child caregiver. Los Alcarrizos is a municipality located in the suburban area of Santo Domingo. 44.4% of their inhabitants are living in poverty. Health and citizen security are the main concerns in this community. Almost 30% of the population is not working.
This project will produce income generation opportunities that allow people to have a decent work and be able to acquire the food and medicines they need. Three groups of 15 participants will receive training on pastry techniques, based on the resources they have at home. The project also includes training on costing, selling, and food safety. We will connect participants with financial service providers that allows them to get financial support for developing a micro-enterprise.
This initiative will increase the income of women participants and their families, producing a positive impact on local economy and giving them the power of improving their living conditions. There efforts can lead them to new roles as major contributors to family income and ultimately transform their position and status within the household and community at large. Decent work is fundamental for the development of personality, for social integration and for the well-being of families.