This photo was taken March 8, 2012 on International Women's Day in Cinco Pinos, Nicaragua. I am standing in the middle of the photo with the members of a cooperative of women who are celebrating the inauguration of the bakery "El Buen Gusto". The entire community of 300 were invited to celebrate the inauguration of the bakery, women empowerment, and to enjoy free bread and refreshments made by the cooperative to thank the community for their help. The project of building this bakery and training the cooperative to manage it was achieved through the collaborative efforts of the Small Project Assistant funds from USAID, the hard work of 9 members and their community, and a PCV. The bakery addressed many community needs including: community development, organized women’s groups, trained individuals, employment, opportunity, funds, women empowerment, a better quality of life, and access to bread and pastries for this community.