Dried Foods and Manufactured Goods Projects:

The project for drying vegetables and legumes and pressing foods was funded by the Welfare Development fund (WDF) of the Welfare Association in the value of 30,000 USD in 1994. The project aimed at creating the highest quality products. This was intended to enhance the situation of families through employment and marketing for farmed goods.

The Project for Manufactured Goods: Funded in 1994 by the Arab Gulf Program to help the UN relief agencies in the value of 20K USD grant.

The Project aimed at increasing the income of rural women and their families. It also opened up new employment opportunities for women.



Development Projects:
1- Developing the industrial sewing facility funded by the European Commission between the 15th of November 1993 and the 15th of April, 1994, in the amount of 30K European Currency. The grant was directed towards purchasing raw materials and to pay salaries to the workers, both labor and management.

2- A donation by the Welfare Association in the amount of 25 thousand USD, as part of the donations to cover the emergency social needs of 1989.

3- A donation by the Welfare Association in the amount of 35 thousand USD in order to cover the cost of the cooperative’s activities of 1990. The amount was spent on training

Projects to Support the Infrastructure at the Cooperative:-

The project for Finishing and Furnishing the Multi-use Hall
The project was carried out between the 15th of January, 2007 and the 15th of January, 2008. It was funded by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social development in the amount of 75 thousand USD. The purpose of the project was to benefit the largest number of women during educational meetings and training sessions in the fields of civic, health and social work (Sessions were to be directed towards Palestinian women and to include lectures about the elections, democracy, violence against women, and women’s rights). Also, the hall was to serve students and help with their capacity building, social development and cultural awareness. To this day, other beneficiaries are the children who found a larger space for use against their smaller-sized rooms, allowing them a healthier environment. Furthermore, the multi-service hall will provide income to the cooperative as it is being rented out to host events by the society. 85 workers benefited from the construction process, with 60 percent of the grant spent on labor. The hall itself is a new project as it is intended at serving the cooperative and the society.



The project for building an additional floor at the cooperative,
which was carried out between the 10th of January, 2004 and the 8th of June, 2004. The project was funded by the Welfare Association in the value of 69,800 USD. The project was a response to the need to expand the building facilities. The extra floor was intended at creating a multi-use facility.

The project to rehabilitate the first floor at the cooperative.

The project was funded by the Welfare Association in the value of 40,000 USD between the 1st of July, 2002 and the 30th of June, 2003. 115 labor workers benefited from the project, with 65 percent of the grant being spent on labor work. The infrastructure at the building, the health and educational facilities were enhanced for future use. Public safety concerns were addressed for the children and employees who will be utilizing the facility. The purpose behind the project was to enhance the economic and family situations of laborers benefiting from the grant; it was also meant to increase the efficiency of the employees at the cooperative and their visitors through providing a healthy environment. Finally, to assure continuity of the services offered through the facilities that were upgraded.

The Waqf: atechnical aid provided through the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development. The Waqf is offered in the form of an account that is used to guide the cooperative with its needs such as rehabilitating its buildings, purchasing of tools including machines, medical needs, and income-generating equipment; also, it has provided the cooperative with its needs including administrative expenditures and productive, social, health, and educational activities. The grant started on the 25th of May, 1993 with an amount of 100 Kuwaiti Dinars.
A Hyundai was offered to the cooperative as a gift by the late president Yasser Arafat
to help driving the kindergarten children around. Also, The Car is used for field visits (example: following up with beneficiaries living in refugee camps and villages).
The project to buy embroidered pieces in the value of 50,000which was funded by Filestia, the Development arm of PalTel. The project was intended at helping the cooperative financially to sustain its infrastructure while promoting Palestinian heritage through Palestinian embroidery at the same time. The items requested were to be used as gifts and promotion materials at the PalTel. USD




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