I took this photo in February 2012 during a baking training session with a cooperative of women. The woman with the hairnet is training the members of the cooperative how to make, press, form, and bake bread. The bakery the women are training in was built by the women, their families, and the community. When I first met these women they expressed the lack of organized women’s groups, employment, opportunity, development, funds, and bread in the community. The stories of these women included: being single mothers trying to support their children while being jobless, struggles to make ends meet, staying in violent relationships due to lack of economic security, and seeking what they viewed as the closest opportunity for employment in immigration. This project was achieved through the collaborative efforts of the Small Project Assistant funds from USAID, the hard work of 9 women and their community, and a PCV. The final result improved the quality of life for these nine families.