The foundation started its first project in Namibia, South of Africa.
Namibia is characterized by high social imbalance. Most professions are taught by training, with no syllabus, grades or official completion. Worst affected is the San (Bushmen). They are considered the indigenous people of Africa who have lived until colonization as hunters and gatherers in harmony with nature.
Their lives today are characterized by extreme poverty, unemployment, alcoholism and hunger. In the north of Namibia lies Tsintsabis, a well-known village of the San. Bread Against Misery has decided to build their first bakery there and to offer young San apprenticeship in the bakery trade.
Under the guidance of an experienced German baker, the first group learned to bake typical breads. Later, the bakery moved to the nearby town of Tsumeb to sell its bread, rolls and cakes to city dwellers, shops, hotels and restaurants.
The project was completed in 2008.