Yangon Bakehouse, Yangon, Myanmar

Strong Women, Small Batch Food and Connecting Community – these are the three elements that Yangon Bakehouse take pride in, and aim to create and achieve. The social enterprise was set up to provide an opportunity for disadvantaged women, and to offer them a second chance. 

The program aims to produce Strong Women who are economically empowered, educated and active in society.

 

In the eyes of Yangon Bakehouse “strong women make a strong community”. Since their inception in April 2012, Yangon Bakehouse has set up an apprentice programme designed to provide the women with life and work skills, and to gain the dignity and confidence that will allow them to move into employment. 
 

Yangon Bakehouse funds its programmes, and creates employment experience and opportunity, through the running of their two training cafes. Customers can enjoy the locally sourced, fresh produce, Small Batch Food, made by the women in the programme in the cafes, at a catered event, or by receiving fresh bread to their door!  
 
As a sustainable community-supported enterprise, the Bakehouse brings together all members of the community – as an apprentice programme and as a café. The organisation builds on Connecting the Community of Yangon, as well as internationally within the NGO population.  
 
For more information about Yangon Bakehouse and their work, check out their website.