Graceworks

Livelihood

GraceWorks’ livelihood initiatives are about generating sustainable incomes by developing long term projects and freeing individuals and communities caught in the downward spiral of chronic poverty. By equipping people with the necessary skills and empowering them by creating opportunities and pathways to generate income, we promote self esteem and allow them to support their families and build a future which includes value and hope. These projects have included a sewing centre, a pre-school and a farm, all of which are now self-funded, managed and owned by local staff.

We currently have two projects in the development stage:

  • Soy milk manufacturing
  • Cooking classes for tourists
 
Our soy milk plant is continuing to grow as we work with sponsors to support the supply of soy milk to schools, small businesses and children’s homes. The quality of the soy milk is excellent, a result of our team’s dedication to achieving a commercially acceptable product.
 

Soy milk production


Schools and children's homes are the main focus for soy milk distribution

Commercial cooking classes are designed to allow students to transition to a small business environment by offering a uniquely Myanmar food experience to foreign visitors. Guests are given a guided tour of a traditional fresh food market where the ingredients are purchased for their cooking class which is held at our vocational training centre. The enterprise serves to consolidate and reinforce all aspects of education and life skills training delivered at the centre and to provide financial support for the project and for the students as they complete their studies.


Visiting the Market



The Consulting

 

The Cooking

 

The Food 


The Eating

 

 

 

"Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."

~Dale Carnegie