Cookies and Cakes Production
Hope 4 Our Children collaborate with Yabim in The Home Industry - Cookies and Cakes Production to provide male and female street children in Jakarta with livelihood skill to bake cookies.
Hope 4 Our Children provide various cooking equipment for home industry use; among others are oven and huge mixer and fund for training.
Groups of street children were trained to learn how to cook, make cookies, and various traditional snacks. Most if not all of these trained street children are orphans or children who lost contact with their parents.
They are extremely excited to learn this responsibility. Not only that they now have useful livelihood skills to make traditional cookies, they are also enthusiastic with the outcome since the snacks were sold to the market to prepare for the upcoming Eid Holidays. Each small box of cookies is sold for Rp25,000 to Rp50,000, equivalent to approximately $2.70 to $5.50 per box. The sale of the cookies are the source of income for the street children and the institution. They started marketing their pilot cookies during the month of Ramadan. The program has been successfully replicated since year 2013.
During the month of Ramadan, they were able to sell 95% of total Eid cookies production.