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Blessing Bakery: Mongolian women create baked goods
In 2005, the Sound Essence Project developed a microlending program with a small group of women in Erdenet. A bakery was created in the home of two of the local women where they make cookies, breads, and other tasty treats for sale within their community.
Update on the Micro-lending Program: Words from our Blessing Bakery
We are making three types of cookies and boortsog (Mongolian fried bread, pictured left), bread, rolls, as well as frozen dumplings. We are currently selling our products to the small food kiosks, as well as local stores and restaurants. We spend approximately $10 for materials for making our products and have a daily profit of $5 from our cookies and rolls sales. At this pace, we are confident that we will be able to create sustainable income for ourselves and pay back our loan.