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“Women’s Income-generation by Preserving the Cultural Heritage of the Yemeni Cuisine”

Sana’a  18-2-2014

  Al-Bostan Hotel, Hadah Al-Madina Iran St.

All Girls Foundation for Development has concluded one-of-a-kind project, funded by Social Fund for Development, “Women’s Income-generation by Preserving the Cultural Heritage of the Yemeni Cuisine”.

 The closing  workshop aims to introduce and promote the trainees’ products, and their own enterprises to the participants from different institutions, shops, organizations and embassies in order to motivate and encourage them.

The project, that was implemented during August 2013 and January 2014, aimed to preserve the heritage of the traditional Yemeni cuisine by enabling women to better realize their potential to take an active role in the economic development of their communities through increasing their permanent income by carrying out income-generating activities that will benefit not only the women themselves, but also their families and communities. Their unique way of integrating into the local and national economy is through preserving the cultural heritage of the Yemeni cuisine”.

 [60] low-income women were targeted and received a number of training programs, theoretical and practical training, which enable them of some related soft skills, managing  their own  projects, the mechanism of the loans, and the budgets preparation for small enterprises. Besides that, the project trained women on traditional dishes preparation, food  hygiene and  packaging, marketing skills and high quality service.

Moreover, a number of workshops aimed to host  lending institutions to introduce different ways about how to set-up and start their own businesses. For those women, who are unable to start their own businesses, a number of traditional food shops’ owners were invited to the workshops to provide opportunities for the trainees to work with them.

As a concrete examples of success stories,  a number of successful women, who similarly have started and run their own businesses, attended the workshops and presented their success stories to motivate the trainees.

It is worth mentioning that the project has conducted a study to determine the needs of traditional food market by targeting some bakeries and shops in order to customize the project’s activities accordingly