Be Stories

Women’s Bean Project

The Women’s Bean Project is a transitional job training program for chronically unemployed and impoverished women. The organization provides jobs in gourmet food and handmade jewelry manufacturing as well as offers special programming and classes in interpersonal and life skills that are needed to move into career entry-level employment. By working in an active business and participating in the 6-9 month program, each woman earns a steady paycheck as well as receives support services to overcome barriers to employment. As a result – it ushers women with significant barriers into the economic mainstream. The overall mission is to change women’s lives by “providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise.”

The BE Stories highlighted a selection of Women’s Bean Project’s Program Participants who are currently going through the program. Click on the play button under each picture to hear what they had to say about their BE story…

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4 Responses to Women’s Bean Project

  1. Kelly February 15, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

    These are amazing! Thanks so much for highlight our women and giving them a voice 🙂

    • kblake February 15, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

      Thank you, Kelly! It was really my pleasure – as they are amazing women with impressive stories to share! Think we all can learn a lot from their perseverance, determination and strength! So appreciate the opportunity to share a bit of that on Chapter Be 🙂

  2. Regally Begrown February 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    Thank you for coming and wanting us to participate in this chapter Be program. Loving and living my mantra.

    • kblake February 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

      Thank you so much for sharing your BE story! I’m so very grateful to have you as a part of The BE Stories. Keep living your beautiful BE Mantra!

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