MWL Women Fier, September 2015
The transfer of MWL’s office from Levan to Fier, beyond the territory of Levan, has led to an increase of the workload and responsibility. The new office is designed as a social center for women, which will serve as a meeting point for MWL women and a meeting point with the representatives of institutions and civil society.
The Office of the social worker will be a reference point for all women who need psychological support, guidance and information on employment and services. To stay within the scope of support for self-employment and economic development, the office surroundings that MWL will create, includes a sewing workshop, where women who have completed the tailoring course will be given the opportunity to work independently.
Groups of women and young girls who have been trained and have worked in jewelry crafts, will continue to create craft products ready to sell in the market. The sale so far and the marketing of these products is done through acquaintances of the women themselves, and the benefits have been modest. To find a suitable market for these products it is thought to develop a market at the national heritage site called ‘’Apollonia’’ park. This park would be the most favorable for the project to sell their crafts as it is a tourist point for foreigners and locals and would be the first initiative of this kind.
For this the focus of the craft products will be expanded in variety and kind of product, identifying other women from different rural areas of the district of Fier who work in handicraft.
These are the new project hopes of MWL for the area of Fier. There may be difficulties but we have every hope that we will fulfil this dream.