Social enterprises

Social enterprises

Winnet Armenia member organizations have created and continue to create and develop social enterprises.

We change social capital so that it starts to have a positive impact on our beneficiaries. We strive to transform the whole society, not to reap maximum profit, and in the process of changing the lives of our beneficiaries, we, as a rule, deal with various social issues and try to consider issues in a broad context, teaching and developing women, involving them in the process of solving problems and thus improving our environment.

Goris Handmade

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Goris Handmade

Goris Handmade is one of Goris Women’s Development Resource Center Foundation’s programs aimed at providing jobs for unemployed women in the region. At present, 42 unemployed women from needy families are able to earn money by creating wonderful melan products. In the Goris crochet, women are primarily hatching small animals. The product here is 100% natural raw material and has an international quality certificate.

Our women’s team enjoys the work they do, and they follow the principles of transparency, accountability and capacity building during their work.

Handicraft club members are regularly trained in capacity building and skills development, experience exchange meetings, exhibitions and sales.

Wool to Carpet

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Wool to Carpet

Many years ago, Shinuhayr was one of the most developed communities in the Syunik region, thanks to the village shoe factory where more than 800 local and adjacent communities worked. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the plant was closed and as a result many residents of the community emigrated to the Russian Federation. Shinuhayr and adjacent communities are mainly based on agriculture. The most common is sheep breeding, but the main part of wool, not having the consumption markets, is considered as waste.

By the initiative of the Women’s Development Resource Center Foundation in 2014, theWool to Carpet Social Enterprise was set up in Shinuhayr community with the goal of creating jobs for socially vulnerable women, thus contributing to the development of the economy. Through this initiative, the wool, which is considered to be a waste, is being recycled, becoming a product of market demand. 15 women from Shinuhayr community work in the “Wool Rope” workshop. The factory has 4 main directions: wool processing, threading, carpet making and souvenir sales. Woolen thread is 100% natural raw material, ecologically clean, without chemical additives. The old traditional ornaments are being restored in the workshop, both traditional and modern designs are made of carpets and souvenirs

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