Balaclava Women’s Group

  • Group Name: Balaclava Women’s Group
  • Project Name: Balaclava Women’s Group
  • Type of Venture: Soft Furnishing
  • Sponsors:
  • Start Date: January 2010

Description of Project:

Description of Venture: This business venture caters to the women of the Balaclava Baptist church. They make handcraft items such as sheet sets, cushions, towels and other items.

Aim of the Venture:

To produce handmade items aimed at ensuring continuity of life skills.


  • To ensure transfer of life skills from the elderly to the younger generation
  • To produce and market high quality hand crafted sheet sets and cushions to consumers.

Our Vision:

To be known for making the best Jamaica handmade products for the bed & bathroom and settee.

Our Mission:

To improve the economic welfare and quality of life for women in the community of Balaclava and Jamaica who are employed to through the Women’s Group.


Project Data
Currently Employs Part-time: 15 Persons
Business Plan No
Project Value $300,000


To get more persons involved in the initiative


Funding to assist with expansion and acquiring new equipment


Mrs. Sonia Clarke,
Balaclava District,
Balaclava PO,
St Elizabeth,
Tel: 876-877-8363
* Data was compiled from socio-economic survey conducted by SDC, 2009. A comprehensive community profile of Rose Heights Community can be obtained at the St. James 1 Albion Road, Montego Bay, St. James.