Empowering Women - Investing in the Future
Working with women and women cooperatives has been a key component of Canaan’s business model since the start. We worked with existing cooperatives, and also encouraged women to start new cooperatives to provide Canaan with market-requested products. These women cooperatives have experienced huge success on all levels, in terms of recruiting and training skilled women, and more importantly by introducing some of the highly-demanded products such as Maftoul, Za’atar, Carob Syrup, and others. These opportunities gave women an opening to income generation and empowerment for being a productive part of the society. They also gained a wealth of business, life and technical experience. This economic success has led to greater self-confidence, higher civic participation, and deeper influence on the society and the family.
Our women cooperatives have evolved from single-item cooperatives to year-round businesses. Now, these cooperatives are creating their own women’s centers, where women receive guidance to start their own business, and participate in training sessions which take place on a continuous basis.
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