Grandma Knows Best
Traditional Bulgarian Food from Loving Grandmothers
Harsh Bulgarian reality...
Average pensions below €200
Many pensioners are forced to stay in the labor force well beyond the retirement age. Not to mention, that it’s really hard to get a job anywhere at such age.
No venue for socialization
Lack of financial security pushes individuals to stay home. Moreover, not many places have “grandma-friendly” environment or activities . It’s hard to make new friends and socialize if you are a pensioner in Bulgaria
Pensioners are disconnected from the modern world
Seniors in Bulgaria are not tech-savvy. Few people are teaching them the basics of computer literacy . Therefore, pensioners stay disconnected from the modern world and can’t communicate effectively.
How does grandma knows best help Bulgarian pensioners?
We only hire pensioners to produce traditional handcrafted Bulgarian foods and crafts. We make sure our grannies get paid above average hourly wage and work in a sociable, grandma-friendly environment
Friendly and sociable environment
For every 4 hours of work at Grandma Knows Best, our pensioners get paid for an extra hour to socialize with each other, drink tea, play lotto and watch movies among other activities.
10% of Grandma Knows Best Profits are re-invested into our computer literacy workshops, workplace wellness programs and charities, aimed to improve the quality of living of pensioners in Bulgaria
In order to help Bulgarian pensioners become more integrated into society, we decided to teach them computer literacy in Blagoevgrad.