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The Women's Bean Project offers homeless women hope and a job

AngelaThe Women’s Bean Project provides opportunities for women in Denver to break a cycle of poverty and unemployment. Here’s the story of Angela, one of the many helped by this innovative program in 2011:

"I moved to Denver to help out family, and after I arrived, I just couldn’t find a job fast enough.  Bills started to pile up, and I couldn’t pay my rent.  I was never involved in drugs, and I don’t have a felony.  I started to feel really unstable, and stopped believing in myself.  I got so tired of not being self-sufficient.  Being homeless was so incredibly depressing.

I learned a lot about myself at the Bean.  I have gained so much self-esteem and confidence from being here.  In my career, I really want to do something that gives back to the community in some way, especially after seeing how much good can be done.  At the Bean, there really are a lot of wonderful participants, volunteers, donors and staff involved in making a difference."

Since 1989,  The Women’s Bean Project has taught women like Angela job readiness and life skills for entry-level jobs. They offer employment in their gourmet food production and handmade jewelry manufacturing businesses.

GreaterGood.org supports their efforts through the Gifts That Give More [tm] program. Their products also are offered for sale at the GreaterGood Network’s online store.

Angela's photo courtesy of the Women's Bean Project.

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