Within the Economic Empowerment Program (DEEP) implemented by the UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and funded by the Islamic Development Bank, the Arab Center for Agricultural Development (ACAD) opened on Sunday 15 July 2018 a training course on how to prepare feasibility studies for micro enterprises. The training targeted 25 young female entrepreneurs from Jerusalem governorate who have crafts and professional enterprises or ideas for starting up such enterprises.
This is the third training course implemented by ACAD, through DEEP program during this year. The previous two training courses targeted 52 women entrepreneurs in Tulkarem and Ramallah governorates.
By the end of the course, which will last for 8 days, every beneficiary will prepare a feasibility study for her enterprise. These enterprises will be provided with a financial grant from ACAD as well as a soft loan from WAFA for Development. Following that, the established enterprises will be followed up by the partner organizations to ensure their sustainability.
It is worth noting that the majority of the women beneficiaries of this project are the breadwinners of their families, where the project aims to help them increase their families’ incomes through the enterprises that will be established or developed.