Luminary grew out of Kahaila as an innovative response to a need we saw for women who have had a social and economic disadvantage. We are a social enterprise designed to offer opportunities for women to build a future for themselves. We provide a safe and professional environment where women can grow holistically – encouraging ambition, restoration and second chances. We use baking as a tool to take women on a journey to employability and entrepreneurship, equipping them with transferrable skills for the working world. We offer courses, work experience and paid employment within our bakery, empowering women to build their career. By investing in and releasing them to realise their dreams, through training, employment and community, we aim to break the generational cycles of abuse, prostitution, criminal activity and poverty.
We are delighted to announce Benjamina Ebuehi, contestant on The Great British Bake Off, as our Luminary Ambassador! Benjamina will be offering workshops for both our trainees and public classes which you can book on for in our online shop!
Read more about Benjamina's bakes on her beautiful blog; Carrot & Crumb
“I believe that the gifts and talents we’ve been given should be shared and used to benefit and encourage others - I’ve chosen to do that through partnering with Luminary Bakery. They are doing a wonderful job of equipping, training and listening to women, and I’m so excited to be a part of the journey. ''