Socio-economic Projects

Lebanon

  • Jdaideh Women Organization

Solar Farm to reduce the need for diesel generators in providing power to homes in Jdaideh and Revolving Fund managed by the Jdeideh Women’s Organization.

The savings from the reduction of diesel costs will generate $2,000 every month, which will be used to establish a revolving fund for the community. The fund’s purpose is to provide relaxed loans to individuals who want to invest in eco-friendly technologies in their homes such as solar panels, solar water heaters and energy efficient LED light bulbs

The Jdeideh Women’s Organization established a Water Users Association for farmers (Farmers’ Cooperative). The Water Users Association will ensure cooperation between farmers through sharing knowledge and farming techniques to maximize overall yield and wellbeing of the crops. The association will also establish farming process cooperation plans between the organization and the farmers, where the organization selects the crops to be farmed during each season and the farmers apply these plans.

Tunisia

  • Nature Hub

The main aspect of the socioeconomic intervention in Tunisia involves the creation of a Nature Hub that will include a shop (Dukkan) that will support sustainable practices and sell eco-friendly hand-made products.

The HUB will serve the following groups:

  • Academia: by securing a Youth Center where they can receive job training, capacity building and practice in three sectors: biodiversity, climate change, renewable energy, and ecofriendly food production.
  • Small enterprises; where entrepreneurship will be supported by securing the Natural shop (Dukkan) to sell their hand-made products.
  • Quriat island and its researchers by installing PV System as a model of the clean and renewable source of energy and small water treatment plant which will secure a clean drinking water.
  • Women CBOs that will be trained on how to produce ecological products such as ecological fishing nets.
  • Voice of Children Organization

Another social aspect will be implemented in Sawt Al-Tifl CBO, an organization that supports orphans and single mothers. The organization currently spends large monthly amounts to pay for water and electricity. MINARET will provide them with a PV system and a solar pump to reduce these amounts significantly and provide the organization with beneficial savings. This intervention will provide work opportunities, and the savings will support eco-friendly projects that include weaving, farming and establishing a production kitchen that will bring in revenue.

Jordan

  • Ecotourism Hub

The socioeconomic intervention in Jordan holds an ecotourism aspect that involves enhancing a visitor’s center (Ecotourism hub) managed by the Momya Organization. The intervention will help build the capacity of the organization while fixing the visitor’s center and adding signage to bring it to a fully operational level. Solar panels will be installed to provide power to the center while the reuse of gray water in farming will add the element of water management to fulfill the NEXUS approach.

The center will provide services to tourists and sell them organic and homemade products with a focus on dairy, such as Jameed and Ghee, that Al-Karak is known for.

 

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