Promoting vulnerable women’s economic and Social Empowerment in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt – Power

Partner: ARCS
Location: Akkar and North Lebanon
Donor: AICS
Duration: May 2019 – May 2022
Budget (Mada): 267,000 €
Grant: 240,300 €
Local contribution: 26,700 €

The project aims at supporting vulnerable women, in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, in setting off on the path towards social and economic empowerment assisting them with the creation of real opportunity for job and income generation initiatives (IGA).

Based on the needs identified on the field, the project will identify the launched cooperatives/IGA and/or the ones which need to be reinforced, as well as the Syrian and Lebanese women who want to reinforce or launch their small business/home business. Specifically, trainings on launching and management of a micro-business will be organised to provide women with basic tools necessary to the financial and non-financial management of small funds and the related activities. Following ILO curricula guidelines on skills training for economic empowerment, trainings will include the following modules: principles of small/medium enterprise and entrepreneurship; marketing and commercial development; sales techniques and customer relations; basics of supply chain management; price definition, financial management and accounting; legal principles of small businesses; risk management, feasibility study, human resources.

Main Activities
– Implementation of a capacity building program for 2 women coops including training sessions, coaching and endowment in equipment
– Organization of a capacity building program targeting 75 women
– Implementation of 5 community projects.

– 2 agrofood processing cooperatives (around 40 members):
Jdeidet el Kaytee and Tall Hayat
– 75 women developing/having set their own business

Indirect beneficiaries:
population of the 5 locations where are implemented the community projects