The mission of Women's Bean Project is to change women's lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise. Women's Bean Project employs chronically unemployed and impoverished women through transitional employment and helps them earn the job readiness, interpersonal and life skills to create a new future – for themselves, their families, our community and our economy.
12mm brushed sterling silver over copper coin beads and 4mm crystal rondelles hang from sterling silver leverbacks. Earrings drop 1.75 inches.
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The mission of Women’s Bean Project is to change women’s lives by providing stepping stones to self-sufficiency through social enterprise.
Women’s Bean Project is a transitional job training program for chronically unemployed and impoverished women. We provide jobs in gourmet food and handmade jewelry manufacturing. At the same time, we augment the skills they develop on the job by offering special programming and classes in interpersonal and life skills needed to move into career entry-level employment.
By working in an active business, program participants learn the importance of reliability, accuracy, punctuality, attention to detail and attendance; while also addressing life skills – communication, budgeting, accountability, problem solving and goal setting.
Our graduates become empowered to lead successful, self-sufficient and fulfilling lives, creating a brighter future – for themselves, their families, our communities and our economy.
Who you help with your purchase:
In the US: The Women’s Bean Project is located in Denver, CO. Women who are impoverished or recovering from domestic abuse, addiction, and many other unthinkable situations are able to find a new life through this project. They are women who, against all odds, have turned their lives around. Too often, the women who come to the Bean Project buy into the notion that society puts in front of them; that they aren’t good enough to be hired by an employer who will care about them, to earn enough money to finally move off of assistance, to have a life they and their children can be proud of. The women of the Bean Project have taken what life has presented to them, some of it their own making, much of it not, and created a mess that they are working to correct. Your purchase helps make that possible.
Also, our shipping department is staffed entirely by women who are in need in the US, women who have had to escape violent situations in their homes. These women have children who are also benefitting from their mothers being able to care for them while working.