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Developing the hand/crafts skills and enhancing the economic status of women in upper Egypt - Women Economic Empowerment
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July 2014 - December 2017

Project Summary

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

  • To contribute to the poverty reduction in the rural areas of the country through the empowerment of women

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  • To improve the social and economic status  of rural women of the poor communities in the Governorates of Fayoum, Sohag, Asyut and Aswan by triggering and sustaining their capacity to produce and to sell food and not food items, while taking care of children and families.

MAIN ACTIVITIES:

  • Awareness-raising, capacity building, soft skills and business management, literacy, health care, technical training, in kind support for individual and group projects within different domains (handicraft, services, trade, animal production, etc.)

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED:

  • Training and technical assistance for the creation of new micro and small income-generating activities or by improving those already existing in the sector of handicraft, agriculture and services
Source of funding : Italian Cooperation - Debt Swap, Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation
Total budget : 1 700 000,00 €
Partners :
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation - Egypt
  • Ministry of Investments and International Cooperation - Egypt
  • Agency for the Comprehensive Development Projects - Egypt