El Alto, Bolivia
Length of project: 12 months
Partner: Project Suma
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.Project details
Delia carefully cuts Bolivian leather and cloth to make handbags.
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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:
The Fair-Trading Farmers of Soroti
Local women, who’ve known poverty and hunger, are setting up enterprises to trade good quality local produce at competitive prices.
The Stylish Shopkeepers of Kinshasa
Previously exploited and abused, five strong minded women from Kinshasa are ready to open new shops and re-define their future.