In 2012, Ohio State’s chapter of Project Nicaragua invested in this hand-on initiative to empower and educate young leaders of the Rancho Grande community in the areas of entrepreneurship and business management. Students of the Tierra Prometida school program received a microloan from Project Nicaragua in order to jumpstart this business venture. Lessons with a local baker allowed students to learn cooking techniques and recipes within the unique cultural climate of Nicaraguan cuisine. Today, the bakery continues to be a vital resource to the community. It provides both a supplemental source of income and a key resource in instilling practical life skills like money management and accountability.