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19 de September de 2016Bread of Freedom: Social enterprise that transforms lives

The inmates of the Centro de Orientación Femenina de Obrajes (Female Prison Center) in La Paz consolidate a social enterprise with baking products and knits with the brand OUT, which are marketed by a network of families and volunteers 

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The "Bread of Freedom" initiative promotes a business model which is co-created with the interns, based on the balance between productivity and wellbeing, The methodology includes training, production, and marketing of baking and knitting handmade products, as well as the development of recreational programs and medical services related to sexual, reproductive, and psycho-emotional health. 

The project, with a social innovation approach, offers rehabilitation tools that may be copied in other prison centers. 

Strategic allies include: Asociación Semilla de Vida - SEVIDA; Mayor's Office of La Paz La Paz; Banco Mercantil Santa Cruz; Embassy of Germany; Embassy of France; ENDA -Asociación Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo en Acción (Environmental Association and Development in Action) ; Fundación IES -Innovación de Empresariado Social (Innovation of Social Entrepreneurship; Ministry of Justice; Mi Teleférico; Catholic University; Universidad del Valle Bolivia-UNIVALLE; Universidad de Aquino Bolivia-UDABOL.

 

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