The total number of projects funded under the Raida program (Program for the Promotion of Women Entrepreneurship), has reached 195 projects in the governorate of Kasserine, from the launch of the program in 2017 until 2019.
The projects have been funded by a budget of one million 735 thousand dinars, Zine Najlaoui, regional commissioner for women’s affairs told TAP.
In 2017, the RAIDA program financed 114 projects with an allocation of one million 64 thousand 306 dinars.
An amount of 199 thousand 575 dinars has been allocated to finance nearly 22 projects in 2018.
59 projects have been funded in 2019 at a cost of 471 thousand dinars.
These projects, which have been implemented in all delegations, cover several activities, including kindergartens, training centers, sewing workshops, hairdressing salons, pastry shops and small businesses (food, furniture, crafts).
The “Raida” Program for the Promotion of Women’s Entrepreneurship is carried out in partnership between the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and the Tunisian Solidarity Bank.
It is aimed at women who wish to start small or medium-sized enterprises, in order to increase their employability and strengthen their contribution to the economy.
According to Najlaoui, this program continues until the end of 2020; it aims to finance 8 thousand national projects.