El Alto, Bolivia
Length of project: 12 months
Partner: Word Made Flesh
These women and their families have faced injustice and trauma. Determined and talented, they've set up home based enterprises. Local demand is growing, but they need help to go use the power of social media and reach more customers.
Meet Jhovana, Delia and their families.
We have both known trauma in our past lives. Years of crushing poverty pulled us into dark places. However, we found strength to get help with Project Possible. We are determined that our children don’t face the same things. When the pandemic struck it was tough, but we used our talents to create new ventures to support our families.
I am Jhovanna and I started making bread in the pandemic to feed my family. Discovering a talent, I made and sold bread, pastries and cakes to local families. Everyone loved my food. My daughter Jocelyn helped me to sell. With her ideas and design skills we can create personalised cakes for family celebrations.
I am Delia and I gained my passion for sewing from my mother. Though I worked for a social enterprise I wanted to make my own designs. Combining leather and cloth, I made handbags, shopping bags - all my own creations. I sold them to friends and local people. My grandson, Fernando, kept encouraging me. He wants to create a brand and logo for my venture.
Both Jocelyn and Fernando have skills to help expand our new ventures. They are both social media savvy and with training can boost our businesses by selling more of our bakes and bags.
“My online bakery will be successful! Fresh ingredients, Bolivian flavours and uniquely personalised cakes – all served with kindness, sweetness and respect. An unforgettable experience from the first to the very last bite!” Jhovanna's bakery
Project Possible is working with local partner Word Made Flesh to help these women and their families expand their ventures – a bakery and a handbag shop. These new ventures will be family-run, utilise the power of social media and provide a fresh opportunity for the whole family.
We’ll be working closely with our partner to:
With your support, we can provide Jhovanna and Jocelyn, Delia and Fernando with year-long support as they expand their poverty-fighting ventures online.
These innovative women and their families have the chance create family-run ventures, which will support their families.
To show how your gift is making a difference we’ll send you:
|Stock, material, sewing machine and equipment for Delia's handbag shop||£736|
|Raw ingredients and kitchen equipment for Jhovanna's online bakery||£780|
|Utilities and bills||£171|
|Business training and mentoring support to help the families expand their ventures||£1,033|
|Project Possible UK Project Team support||£680|
All of your gift will be project-focused, with none of it going towards admin or fundraising. Instead, it will be used to cover:
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