helping to break the cycle of poverty
In the community of Primo Tapia, single mothers have many barriers between their current reality and a life of flourishing they hope for. Sadly, many fathers are absent leaving women to care for their children on their own.
For women and children living in vulnerable situations, lack of work is a major underlying issue causing instability, poverty, and trauma.
At a deeper level, the lack of skill to even gain employment is a pressing issue. The inability to find work, or qualify for employment, can leave vulnerable families trapped within the generational cycle of poverty. CDL has witnessed an important aspect of seeing a community change and holistically address poverty is to get involved in community development. When a community is made stronger through business development it results in a better quality of life for its neighbors!
Through the development of businesses Casa de Luz is helping to alleviate obstacles facing vulnerable families by:
- Providing safe and stable employment with a fair living wage
- Providing opportunities for skills training, mentorship, and growth in employability
- Providing an opportunity for sustainable revenue for the continued work and expansion of the ministry
With these in place, women can begin to work towards a brighter future for their families!
We currently have three businesses in operation in Primo Tapia:
Buen Taco is run with intentional ministry and mentorship in mind, all while providing skills training to youth. It was started through a partnership with Good Taco restaurants in Canada. All Good Taco Canada locations donate 1% of their sales to the ongoing work of Casa de Luz.
K47 Café is a coffee shop in Primo Tapia that is managed and operated by Casa de Luz moms! All proceeds go to the ongoing work of Casa de Luz.
Marilu’s tortilleria provides opportunity and skill building to Casa de Luz moms and women from the community. It is a safe and stable place of employment that can help a vulnerable single mother gain the skills she needs for other job opportunities, as well as provide for her family.