Women Empowerment Projects
Memphis Latin Festival
Pillars 4 Dignity will be supporting and participating in the third annual Latin Festival in Memphis, Tennessee. There are a number of acute barriers to food entrepreneurship, including startup costs, complex food and business regulations, and even linguistic challenges in communication for individuals who aren’t proficient in English. The fact of the matter is that establishing a business can be challenging for anyone. Moreover, the unfortunate reality is that women face many additional roadblocks, such as the gender wage gap trapping women in lower wage jobs to maintain and support their family’s livelihoods, which significantly hinder their ability to pursue entrepreneurship due to the lack of financial stability necessary to formalize a business.
Accordingly, Pillars 4 Dignity will support Latinx women food entrepreneurs as they participate in the third annual Latin Festival in Memphis, Tennessee as they sell their delicious specialties, such as empanadas, tacos, and agua de jamaica. Latin Festival provides a space for community members to experience Latin culture, including food, music, and dance, and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with friends and family. P4D will work alongside these women in an effort to achieve economic empowerment and kick-start their businesses with the intention of creating long-lasting, sustainable pathways to financial freedom and economic vitality.