Revitalize olive industry to generate more income for Asira women farmers in 14 of the poorest villages in the West Bank thru production of premium extra virgin oil, soap, and other products.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
35% of Palestinians have been denied work permits by Israel and found subsistence income in local agriculture instead. Revitalization of the olive oil industry and its products would help transform a traditional activity congenial to women into a profitable/competitive industry. And provide Palestinian women and their families with additional income & consequent improvements in their nutrition, health, education & environment.
How will this project solve this problem?
Expand participating women olive farmers in rural areas in the West Bank. Offer much needed support to produce high quality olive oil, including training, appropriate farm equipment, proper containers, supervision, marketing & microcredit.
Potential Long Term Impact
Sustainable income boost for Palestinian women farmers & job generation for their communities. New quality controls creating improved products, increasing demand, coupled with more sophisticated local, even international marketing/distribution.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,320
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,320 . The original project funding goal was $90,000.