The mission team was gathered in front of the small house as they observed the yellow tricycle parked on the side yard. Back2Back explained to the mission team that the matriarch sells and makes bread in her community. She recently bought a tricycle, which is helping grow her business. They smiled and lifted their hands in prayer over the house and family.
“Amelia* has been a part of the Strong Families Program for 11 years,” explained Back2Back Social Worker Kenny Gomez. “She has long been a hard worker, set on getting her family ahead.” For many years, she was a domestic worker, but about two years ago, stepped down from her role. Amelia has been consistent in attending classes. She enjoys learning new things and applying them to her own family and home.
Staff from the community center came alongside Amelia and encouraged her to pursue various ways to generate income for her household. She learned how to bake and sold bread out of her home. She recently purchased a tricycle with money she had saved. This allows her to sell fresh baked bread in her local community.