Khayrat Bekaena COOP – El Khiara, West Bekaa
“Khayrat Bekaena COOP” was founded in 2013 by a group of locals from El Khiara, a small village in West Bekaa, to create job opportunities for the women in the area. This COOP is specialized in mouneh production, offering different lines of long-shelf live items: jams, pickles, kishk, olive oil, vinegar, tomato paste etc. The COOP is led by around 10 Syrian and Lebanese women who work depending on the season and the crops available for mouneh production.
FHF has contributed in expanding “Khayrat Bekaena”’s activities by adding a cooking unit to the cooperative and building the capacities of the kitchen’s team on food safety, healthy cooking and kitchen’s management. This unit allowed for the provision of food assistance in the area as well as the development of catering services. Currently, the COOP has reached and fed more than 1,000 vulnerable Syrian and Lebanese family in the area.
Implementing Partners: IOCC
Funders: Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (DKH)