Through the women’s cooperatives established in Kilis within the scope of the United Nations Development Program, efforts have been initiated to strengthen social cohesion between homeowners and Syrian women and to generate products from the recycling of waste.
KİLİS (İGFA) – SS With Kocabeyli, Karaçavuş, Süngütepe and Saatli Villages Agricultural Development Cooperative, olive pomace will be processed and secondary olive oil, olive seed and olive pulp will be obtained. Local soap will be made by processing the secondary olive oil by the female members of the cooperative.
Within the scope of the program, pomace recycling equipment, soap factory building, etc. equipment procurement and construction work were carried out. A value-added and sustainable income will be obtained by converting the olive oil obtained from the pomace waste of the cooperative into soap (local olive oil soap).
With the women members of the Agricultural Cooperative, they will be able to become a member of the cooperative and have the chance to work in soap production.
A group of 25 Syrian women is studying local soap making at Kilis 7 Aralık University. Accordingly, theoretical and practical training will be given at the university for cold system, hot system solid soap and liquid soap production from olive oil.
Provincial Director Kökçüoğlu, who examined the cooperative activities and soap production together with the Coordination and Agricultural Data Branch Manager Züleyha Pamukoğlu, stated that she cares for women living in rural areas to acquire a profession and participate in employment, and that she has made local soap making activities from secondary olive oil and such projects for women.
Received information from UNDP Local Economic Development Officer M. Murat Candemir and Cooperative President Hamide Polat about the work done for the project.