Project Description

Yangon Bake House

  • Country: Myanmar
  • Focus Area: Food Industry
  • Year Founded: 2012

About us:

The Yangon Bake house is a social business – a non-loss, non-dividend business dedicated to providing disadvantaged Myanmar with job skills and experience, life skills training and opportunities for future employment. The women in the program commit to a determined length of employment and training (10 months). The Bake house provides a fair living wage, work skills training, medical benefits, life skills courses and career assistance after successful completion of the program. In addition to the livelihood program, YBH see the program as a connecting point. YBH connects with like-minded suppliers, looking for small farmers and growers that use sustainable practices – good for the food, your bodies and the environment. The Bake house founders and contributors come from a variety of backgrounds, both Myanmar and local expat. YBH have corporate and charitable experience and believe that combining the discipline of business well-run to tackle specific social needs is a win-win approach. There are 2 public café and 2 business canteens for ooredoo and coca cola. We also have three production sites (2 pure sites and 1 training and office site). Profits from café directly go to training program and YBH further development. YBH used to have small grants from others but mainly supported by YBH for training and future expansion. YBH cooperated with other NGOs and selected 12 women in each batch. There are two batches in a year. The trainees are trained both in class and on job training, YBH also help in searching bakeries and kitchen jobs for them around Yangon after they finished training course at YBH. (,,