The Women’s Bakery Project
In order to address the scarcity of economic opportunities for women living in rural Panama, Peace Corps environment Volunteer Morgan Cunningham acquired a grant through the Peace Corps Partnership Program to fund a bakery project in her community.
After being trained in critical skills relevant to starting their own business, including financial training, the eight women Morgan worked with were able to set up a bakery and have successfully maintained and profited from it for over a year.
With their supplemental income, the women are able to afford school fees,
extra food items, and other goods to benefit their families and communities.
Having a disposable income has given the women more economic power in their