if you were given the opportunity to start your own business. Imagine breaking that cycle of poverty and becoming financially independent. Imagine the life you could create for your family if you were given the tools, training, and support to run a business from your home.
We're fundraising for our
Sweet Dreams Project
free training & tool kits for women to start a sweet business at home
Imagine not having gone to school, because you grew in poverty. Imagine not being able to get a job, or even to be able to read this because of poverty.
Imagine you managed to find a job. The salary is £40 ($50) per month. Imagine making ends meet and supporting your family with that.
Imagine the stress of it all, and no one around you can help you. Because everyone you know is stuck in the same cycle.
Introducing the Sweet Dreams Project coming this November
The Sweet Dreams Project is a life-changing course designed in collaboration between XtraOrdinary Women (XOW), Uplifting Women, and award-winning confectioner Chavita; it will empower women in Nicaragua stuck in cycles of extreme poverty by teaching them how to start their own sweets and candy businesses from home.I WANT TO BE PART OF THE CHANGE
Receive the XtraOrdinary Women bootcamp training, which will teach them everything they need to know about running a successful business, from calculating their costs and prices, to understanding profit and loss, how to calculate themselves a salary and the basics of marketing products in their communities and online.
Lessons with an Award Winning Chef
Will learn how to bake artisan sweets, with award-winning recipes. They will learn in person with Amy, founder of Chavita, and will take home a recipe book and a starting kit with the ingredients, and tools they need to set up at home.
3 Months of Follow-up Support
Get one-to-one support from XtraOrdinary Women. We are every woman’s cheerleader and we know that training is not enough, training needs to come with personalised support for each woman as she sets up her business. We will provide each woman with 3 months of follow-up support, including home visits, to ensure her business stays on track.
Help More Women like Martha to Flip her Odds!
Marta started selling her candy on buses. She would get up at 3am every day to catch the morning rush hour, hopping on and off buses with her wares. On our Bootcamp we help her establish her online sales and create packages for cafes and individual customers.
Martha | Graduate 2021I WANT TO DONATE
Now imagine getting this opportunity before Christmas!
Imagine what it would mean for a woman who is struggling to support her family, to know that she could have a source of income in time for Christmas. With your support, we can make this opportunity a reality.
We are fundraising to provide 30 women with a Sweet Dreams scholarship this November
This November kickoff aligns with the holiday season to give these women the perfect opportunity to launch their businesses
Imagine Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and becoming Financially Independent
Kelia lost her job at a telecommunications agency due to the 2018 socio-political crisis in Nicaragua and was unable to find another. She loved to bake, so she started selling her cakes.
Kelia | Graduate 2021I WANT TO DONATE
A Dreamy Collaboration With
Uplifting Women by MGA
A dynamic organisation dedicated to women’s economic empowerment, Uplifting Women by MGA creates spaces for women to connect, learn, and grow collectively.
A thriving business since 2017 specialising in innovative gastronomy, Chavita embraces the Sustainable Development Goal of "Zero Hunger" by partnering with local producers and sourcing high-quality ingredients. They firmly believe in the power of collaboration, sharing knowledge, and improving lives through training and skill transmission.