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Natural soap from Nablus (Palestine)


Titre : Natural soap from Nablus (Palestine)

Pays : Palestine

Dates : Start date : 1 July 2011 End date : 14 April 2014

Identification projet : NL-KVK-27378529-PSIP11OT05

Programme : Private Sector Investment programme (PSI)

Nablus Soap (local partner) is a small company that produces soap on a small scale, traditional way. In 2010, the owner of Nablus Soap visited the Netherlands via the Matchmaking Facility. From that visit plans were developed between Terwel B.V. and Nablus Soap to increase the production and start export to the increasing market for natural soap in Western Europe. In the project the production will be increased to 220 tons a year in different flavours. The consortium will establish a joint venture for the production facility. For the distribution in export markets, Terwel B.V. will be responsible.

The partners aim for certified products : initially the Hallal standards will be implemented but also organic and fair trade certifications will be added to the product range. Employment will increase from 12 people now to 36 at the end of the implementation period and will be doubled again two years after the project implementation.

Chain effects will be effected by the project by sourcing the raw materials (olive and other oil) from the West Bank and by developing packaging supplies. The joint venture will pay fair salaries to the workers and provide adequate training within the project.

Partenaire (s) : Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Company, Terwel B.V.

Budget Total : €824,069

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

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