Betteh Bakery

While the lives of women in Sierra Leone have improved in many areas, the pace has been slow. According to the Sierra Leone 2015 Population and Housing Census, 28% of women are the sole or main income producer and decision-maker with no education and paid employment, and 66% of women do not have the ability to read and write in any language. World Hope believes every person should have the opportunity to live a life of dignity; to not only survive but to prosper, to have the ability to provide food, shelter, and an education for one’s family. Through a corporate sponsorship by Tree of Life Bookstores, World Hope International has constructed a bakery, introduced business training, and launched a new, womenled business in Makeni, Sierra Leone, called the “Betteh Bakery.” Officially dedicated and commissioned in July 2019 in a ceremony well attended by many community members and local church leaders, the bakery affords women the opportunity to gain leadership and business skills, establish a bakery, and link the business to market.

Locations

  • Sierra Leone

Sectors

  • Trade
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