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How ‘The Women’s’ Bakery’ is empowering women

By IGIHE
On 3 April 2021 at 01:30

The Women’s Bakery is a medium-sized social enterprise that educates, empowers & employs women – to bake varied types of bread blended with honey, banana, carrots, pumpkin, and beet roots, among others. 100% of the employees are women who are equipped with bread-making and nutrition improvement related skills after a six-month training.

The Women’s Bakery supports women above 25 years of age, who never had a chance to get employed. The bakery makes delicious and nutritious bread without any additives or chemicals.

The development and communications manager at The Women’s Bakery, Umutoniwase Françoise said that the enterprise has branches in Gicumbi and Kamonyi (Ruyenzi) districts helping women to run bakeries and produce nutritious bread in their own communities.

“We empower women, prioritizing those who most need the support. For instance, we choose women who don’t have any knowledge of how to design projects or those who never had a chance to be employed. In Gicumbi, we even included women from the refugee camp,” she said.

After the training, the women bakers are able to grow financially, to put their children through school, to contribute to reducing malnutrition, just with one bread at a time. As Umutoniwase said, the women’s bakery is committed to using locally sourced ingredients made in Rwanda for all the bread produced.

“Each of our products is made with locally available ingredients like flour, vegetables, fruits, and nuts. We also make our varied types of bread, rich in nutrients without any additives, so it expires after three or four days. Our breads contain the proteins that our bodies need.

Umutoniwase also noted that the bakery plans to expand and establish branches across the country, so as to contribute to the access of gainful employment for women and also contribute to the sustainable growth of Rwanda’s economy. She therefore urged Rwandans to support these women, who are baking a unique collection of delicious, nutritious and affordable breads for their communities.

The Women’s Bakery was established in 2015, its flagship is in Remera and it works with Vuba Vuba Rwanda, to ensure that clients can easily order for the bread of their choice and have it delivered in the comfort of their homes or workplaces.

Empowering women, with one piece of bread at a time!

100% of the employees are women who are equipped with bread-making and nutrition improvement related skills after a six-month training.
The Women’s Bakery supports women above 25 years of age, who never had a chance to get employed.
The development and communications manager at The Women’s Bakery, Umutoniwase Françoise said that the enterprise has branches in Gicumbi and Kamonyi (Ruyenzi) districts helping women to run bakeries and produce nutritious bread in their own communities.

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