Women’s Bean Project believes all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. So we hire women who have been chronically unemployed and teach them to work by creating nourishing products. They learn to stand tall, find their purpose and end the cycle of poverty. Because when you change a mother’s life, you change her family’s life.
My mother was killed when I was in high school and I didn’t know how to cope with all of the intense emotions related to losing a parent in such a violent way. So I dropped out of high school and fell in with the wrong crowd, and had my son with an abusive man. I survived the domestic violence and cut him out of my life.