Mashrou3i Project helps create 123 Jobs in Kef Region

June 26, 2018

Last weekend, the Mashrou3i project helped to create 123 jobs in the region of Kef through the launch of two companies:

– “Prestige Haute Couture”, a textile manufacturing company based in Tajerouine (Menzel Salem) in the governorate of Kef.

The company was inaugurated on Saturday, June 23 in the presence of several official representatives such as the Mayor, representatives of banks and even a representative of the regional branch linked to the Ministry of Women, Family and Child.

During the last months, Marwen Cherni, founder of “Prestige Haute Couture” was able to develop his marketing and communication strategy, improve his knowledge of taxation and administrative procedures and to strengthen his entrepreneurial network through the assistance and support of Mashrou3i experts.

With a capital of 180’000 Tunisian Dinars, the company has already nearly 120 employees in its workforce and tends to develop itself in the future.

– Sawdust production unit based in Sakyet Sidi Youssef in the Kef governorate.

With the support of Mashrou3i in terms of access to finance and administrative support, Ms. Cherifa Swayiia successfully launched her sawdust production unit targeted at the agricultural and poultry industry in the north-west of the country. Through her business, she will contribute to the development of the agricultural sector in the region of Kef by providing a quality and entirely natural product for farms (as natural fertilizer) and poultry (poultry bedding).

With a total investment capital of 90’000 Tunisian Dinars, the company has 3 employees so far.

Both entrepreneurs were mentored by UNIDO technical experts to prepare their companies launch and ensure their viability. In addition to support on a regular basis, they received technical assistance and specific and personalized business coaching provided by the Mashrou3i project.

The Mashrou3i project is organized by UNIDO and funded by USAID, the Italian Cooperation and HP Foundation. The project is implemented in 14 governorates in Tunisia and is designed to foster entrepreneurship among young people and to support entrepreneurs to create and develop their businesses. By providing entrepreneurship training and technical assistance the project aims to create at least 6000 jobs by 2021.