Economic Empowerment Of Women In Orikum Area, financed by U.S Embassy Tirana,

Specific objectives of the project:
  • Initiate a women group for implementing economic activities
  • Increase group income through adding value to local produce
  • Increase opportunities for private investment to further enhance the women economic initiative.
  • Disseminate the impact into wider community in cooperation with local authorities

Project results

  • An economic initiative (processing workshop) that will process local olives into other products as pate, soaps and candles for local market, hospitality market and B&B, established with support from AULEDA. A local businessperson will offer its facilities thus cooperation and sustainability is ensured.
  • A new business model a social enterprise will be introduced and developed from a group of women, which will be exposed to similar models in national and international level.
  • Women, members of the processing group will gain skills for new marketable products.
  • At least 1 branded market product will be tested in local B&B structures, restaurants and shops in Vlora.
  • A simple marketing strategy for the workshop products drafted.
  • Business environment improved and ready for further investments from private actors.
  • Typical products from the women’s group displayed in local guides and other brochures that promote tourism in the area.