ELP’s recent projects have included the following:
In Irrunytju Community, the women started up a Healthy Take-away business. They developed a range of hospitality skills, including safe food handling and food preparation, and basic business skills to enable them to operate the enterprise. They made delicious meals each night and sold them in the community. People commented on the ‘good tucker’ and soon they started cooking for a range of events that were happening in their community. The women learnt new recipes they could make at home for their families.
Participants were involved in setting up and running an op shop providing low cost second hand goods. The op shop enterprise project created opportunities for people to develop skills in managing and displaying stock, handling money and providing customer service.
In Blackstone Community in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, the young women started up a bush medicine soap business. They made use of local resources such as bush medicine and wildflowers to make a range of unique soaps. They began selling them in the local store and cultural centre. Everyone loved them and the women began getting orders from lots of people, including the gift shop at Uluru. The women were invited to travel to Alice Springs to have a stall at the Beanie Festival - the soaps were so popular they sold out!
ELP invites YOU to discuss how we can design a project that meets the needs of your community!