Enhancing Business Opportunities For A Women Cooperative In South Lebanon (Ebl El Saqi)
The project aims at contributing to improving livelihood of rural families in South Lebanon. In this respect, the project intends to give women from the cooperative in Ebl el Saqi capacities to build and develop income generating activities.
The cooperative was established by Amel Association in 2006, with the support of the Italian NGO "Africa 70" and is specialized in producing soaps and essential oils. 320 women and farmers were trained within the framework of this previous project. Unfortunately, the cooperative suffered important material loss and its development was hindered because of the July/August war.
Thanks to this new project, the cooperative will be fully reequipped in order to be operational and the production will be upgraded in terms of quality and volume. In parallel, 17 cooperative members will be trained on subjects related with their respective units. Eventually, a marketing campaign will be launched.
In parallel and with a view to expand the cooperative activities and build capacities among the local community, 60 farmers will be trained on soap and/or essential oils production and a specific partnership between the farmers and the cooperative will be established.