The Tamale Kitchen is a social enterprise, that is to say, a business for the greater good, established in 2015 by a former corporate trainer and a local business man who became its angel investor. The Tamale Kitchen is not a profit based initiative. The revenues are reinvested in the women and families. The Tamale Kitchen is not a physical space (yet). The Tamale Kitchen is so much more than just selling authentic, hand-made tamales. The Tamale Kitchen was created to invoke images of faith, family, culture and values learned around the proverbial kitchen table. The Tamale Kitchen is the working definition of the gender dividend. Place money in the hands of women and they make different choices than men, focusing on faith, family and community. The Tamale Kitchen ladies are from Northeast Kansas City and worship at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The church provides its blessing, accounting support and space when needed. The Tamale Kitchen supports the small local business community of Northeast Kansas City, Missouri, specifically Gringo Loco. The Tamale Kitchen has the support of numerous community partners, including Episcopal Community Services, Holy Rosary Credit Union, the Northeast Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.