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Business coaching supports agricultural development groups and social entrepreneurship

December 8, 2021

During November 2021, Mashrou3i held face-to-face business coaching for social entrepreneurs operating in the agri-food and crafts sectors. Representatives from 12 local Agricultural Development Groups (GDAs), cooperatives (SMSAs) and women’s groups working in the country’s interior were selected by Mashrou3i experts to attend the 10-day training. The aim was to create synergies and to identify…

Preserving Tunisia’s heritage with a modern twist

October 13, 2021

During the summer, wedding season festivities are in full swing in southern Tunisia. And it is this time of year that Salwa Khalfi is the busiest. She prepares orders for “Skhab” – a traditional wedding necklace made with scented beads, believed to heal and bring good luck, that are very popular with brides from Djerba,…

Weaving success in the handicraft sector

October 12, 2021

Karim Ben Ali,  a 43-year-old computer science engineer, is leading Margoom – a business revolutionizing the handicraft sector in Tunisia. “We are currently working on diversifying our products. We will soon launch our product lines in the craft sectors of halfa, olive wood and fouta. Our long term dream is to become the first artisanal…