Tamu Bakery is a social enterprise dedicated to fighting gender-based violence throughout the world by empowering vulnerable and abused girls and women to speak out.
"Tamu" (pronounced tah moo) means 'sweet and delicious' and 'soft and gentle' in Swahili. Tamu Bakery was set up by Yana Spencer after she survived cancer and experienced first-hand how baking can heal.
The concept behind Tamu Bakery is a simple one - funds from paid consultancy services are used to run pro bono baking therapy sessions and women's empowerment workshops in partnership with host organisations.
Building on many years of experience in PR, media communications and NGO project management, Yana provides consultancy to organisations in areas such as media strategy, campaign management and behavioural change communications.
In recognition of her pioneering work with women, Yana was given a 'Women of Peace’ award by the International Peacepower Foundation in 2017.