Housing the Dream
How Delroy McCannon worked toward his dream of owning a home.
Solid foundations play an integral part in the success of any project, allowing us to unearth possibilities knowing the footing we’re building on is strong. Creating that sound foundation in baking quintessential Jamaican pastries like Ginger Bulla and Jackass Corn represents a part of what Delroy McCannon does best. Kneading and stirring the love he’s cultivating from the communities he identifies with, like the deaf community and Longville Park, into his products.
Our interview with Delroy started just as he had gotten back from on-the-road sales for his baked products in May Pen, Clarendon. With the assistance of two government-assigned trainers at the facility, we were able to get some more information on the 55-year-old baker who still rides his bicycle for half of his daily commute.
Over the phone, we could hear his quick whooshes of wind as he signed his reply to our first question stating first that he was born deaf in a rural community in Clarendon. He went on to detail how his initial family foundation given the dynamic of hearing and deaf people wasn’t as solid as he would have hoped for. This discomfort however fuelled him.
He started working out the details needed to make the changes he wanted.
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