Bake for life 2022
Bake for Life builds bakeries in the African countries of Uganda and Kenya. Disabled people, orphans, child soldiers, single mothers and people who have had to leave school due to circumstances at a young age work here and learn the baker's trade. Learning this traditional baker's craft gives these people an honest existence. By baking they earn a salary with which they can support themselves. (www.bakeforlife.nl)
During our annual BBQ, Marleen Pater (Bake for Life) received an amount of 3000 euros. A wonderful amount that will be used for the purchase of the necessary machines for a new bakery in Uganda. The raw materials are currently scarce and very expensive and therefore it is difficult to keep the bakeries open. If it indeed comes to the point that the bakeries have to close, 150 employees will be out of work. Employees with disabilities who cannot quickly find other work in Africa. For that reason, together with Wageningen University, the South African universities Pretoria and Venda, Makarere University in Uganda and local bakers, we are now looking for solutions to bake good and healthy bread with local raw materials (sorghum, cassava, black beans).