Zerinok/ Sulaimaniyah/ Iraq 07480138110

What We Do


Entrepreneurship program from 2005
1 - Establishment of a sewing workshop for women affected in 1997 in Sulaimaniyah and continued until the year 2000 and benefited more than 15 women and was founded with local support 

2 - In 1999 we started a small loan project for widowed women to support their small businesses in Rizgari - Which lasted for three years and was used by 80 widows and was supported by Christian Aid

3. A large project implemented for widows Anfal started in 2000 and lasted for two years. It provided sheep and goats to 1886 widows in 250 villages and 6 districts in Kalar, Darbandikhan, And Maidan with the construction of an animal shed each with their literacy session with health awareness and was supported by the World Food Program

4. Small-scale micro-credit project for women heads of household in the province of Bazian in 2002, benefiting 168 women supported by the Dutch Consortium DC with a course on how to study the market or a simplified feasibility study and another course on how to manage the loan project by the women themselves With a literacy course

5. In 2004, a project for women small business owners was launched. The survey was conducted in three residential areas in the cities of Sulaymaniyah, Erbil and Dohuk with three workshops in the three cities with the support of the American organization RTI. More than 150 women participated in the workshops The aim was to know the role of women in the economy, ie the private sector, and their development

6- In 2005, we started to work on the development of youth entrepreneurship with the support of ( CIPE ) and we were the first organization in this field and we implemented the following :

6-1- From 2005 to 2008 we implemented 24 youth workshops, especially for university graduates and last year students at Sulaymaniyah, Erbil, Dohuk and Kirkuk to encourage and educate the initiative. The number of participants reached 713 participants

6-2- The workshops lasted for three days, including training on plans: administration, finance, market, business environment and ethics of work in the free market. On the last day, the business plans were implemented by the groups of participants.

6-3- Young people who received training 25% of them started their small business and if no random and exeesive government appointment to become much larger

6-4- We invited senior government officials on the last day of the workshops to give the award to the winning group and we meant to know the government official the entrepreneurship and the ability of young people to develop business plans , we as an organization have taken care of this and the government to work to support young entrepreneurs , and attended the Deputy Minister of Finance and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Chairman of the Investment Board  .. etc ..

6-5- We provided for each participants a CD in both Kurdish and Arabic with all the necessary information for entrepreneurs to start the business (we received a CD from CIPE prepared in Egypt in Arabic called "Efham" and we translated CD into Kurdish )

6-6- During the workshops, 117 business plans were prepared by the participating groups. Unfortunately, the majority of participants did not consider implementing these wonderful plans due to the unfavorable environment of the business and the initiatives to start the business as well because of the broad, easy and encouraging government appointment, but later others started similar projects and succeeded, Of which more than 170 jobs have been created

6-7 - Salahuddin University was cooperating with us to a large extent more than the rest of the universities and in particular the head of the Department of Economics Dr. Mohammed Salman Barwari where we carried out 9 workshops with 3 conferences in the university from 2006 to 2008 and benefited their students and their teachers, especially because we rarely found this level of cooperation and attention to others


7-1-Conducting field research in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil on the problems of young people to be entrepreneurs in 2006-2007 with the support of CIPE . The study included 300 7-young men and women.

7-2-The result of the research showed the reluctance of young people to be entrepreneurs because of fear of failure and loss because of lack of encouragement, experience and support, for example, lack of adventure capital , and so far there is no, but there is encouragement and preparation for work at the government and move away from the entrepreneurship 


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