Brothers’ Bakery International is OPEN! And wow, this little neighborhood store is a hit. Since day one when Xavier and his wife Johana cut the opening ribbon, they have consistently sold out of every single item by the end of the day.
In Venezuela, it’s not uncommon to find lines in front of bakeries that wrap around blocks for hours. Bread has been hard to find and afford, and has been a rallying cry for protestors. So for Xavier and the other Venezuelan refugees working in Brothers Bakery International, baking bread is a symbol for justice and progress.
This bakery was once an impossible dream in Xavier’s heart, but now it is REAL and it is thriving. Xavier currently employs eight full time bakers – Venezuelan refugees who are actually making a living wage. While we go to bed at night, Xavier and the team stay up. They bake bread through the night and throughout the next day to keep up with the demand. And they are so happy to do it, because it provides for their families, they get to work with people they trust, and they know they’re supporting the bigger community as a whole.
Your donations and support have been incredible, and Xavier could not have opened Brothers’ Bakery International without you. But he does not want to stop there. The average monthly income in Venezuela right now is $2.50 (no, that is not a typo). That is enough to buy one bag of flour for arepas. Xavier plans to open a second bakery location so he can employ more workers and support his community. Will you help us back Xavier and this incredible dream? Click here to donate!