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Women’s Bean Project celebrates 25 years

Women's Bean Project
Women's Bean Project
Women's Bean Project

The Women’s Bean Project, based in Denver, is celebrating 25 years of service as a social enterprise. They have employ women who are facing difficult times who are impoverished and unemployed. They employ them as makers of gourmet good items and hand crafted jewelers.

These jobs give the women payment on an immediate basis allowing them to overcome their financial problems and giving them a temporary job to where they can learn the skills needed to transform them into skilled laborers with the ability to move in to a regular work environment. It empowers them to change their future to not only benefit themselves but their families and the communities they live in.

The gourmet food products include and are not limited to; bean soup, chili, cookies, brownies, corn bread, dips, mixes salsas gluten-free items, fair trade coffees and teas, spice rubs and more.

The jewelry they produce are limited-edition handcrafted. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets. They work with jewelry Designers Franki Morales Cook and Ashley Schenekein.

You can also purchase a copy of CEO Tamra Ryan’s first book, The Third Law, were she displays to us; even as chronically unemployed and impoverished women work to change their lives there are forces pushing back on that change, societal obstacles that must be overcome and internal demons that must squelched.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is noted as making the following comments about Tamra Ryan, CEO of Women’s Bean Project and the Women’s Bean Project; “Tamra Ryan and Women’s Bean Project are front and center in the fight against poverty and chronic unemployment. These are topics we should all be discussing and social problems we should be trying to solve.”

Charity Navigator, the largest and most utilized evaluator of non-profit charitable organizations has awarded the Women’s Bean Project a 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management, and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Please join me in congratulating the Women’s Bean Project on their 25 years of success!

For more information, to make a donation or help support the Women’s Bean Project click here or visit

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