Livelihoods

Baking Sisters

We're delighted to announce that our bakery and coffee shop, a social enterprise and livelihoods project, in Rwanga camp is now officially open!

What started as a small project, utilising the talents of a few skilled bakers amongst the women is going to develop into a longer term cafe project, to build a more extensive community space that will help foster relationships, confidence and community spirit.

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Asma Khan, British chef, will be joining us in Kurdistan in July to set up a simple cafe and cook for the women at Essyan camp.  After she leaves, the women will then take it over and run it themselves as a livelihood program.

Photo Credit: Asma Khan, @asmakhanlondon

Photo Credit: Asma Khan, @asmakhanlondon

Sewing Sisters

Sewing Sisters

We want to teach women to sew and weave in order to learn the skills to earn a living one-day to support themselves and their families.The Lotus Flower will be working with Yazidi women in Kurdistan region of Iraq. The atrocities Yazidi women have faced hit the headlines in August 2014, and are still doing so today.