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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Tunisia

Location: Kasserine

Total Budget: $32,000

Area of Focus: Economic and community development

This project aims to support economic development in rural areas in the South West of Tunisia.

It concerns the region of Selta in Kasserine home of the Tunisian democratic revolution in 2011

This town has 400 people, men are working in masonry away from home and women are abandoned alone with children living from goats and sheep breeding.

These young women are educated, dynamic and have only a dream: a job as you can see in the attached video.

Our project aims initially to provide employment to 15% of women in this region by creating a weaving workshop of traditional and decorative Tunisian's carpets

The carpets will be sold in Tunisian cities and incomes will self-finance the project and duplicate it in other parts of the Tunisia disadvantaged regions

As a Tunisian Rotary club, we have an obligation to participate in the economic development of our regions, especially as our club has the necessary skills for all plans to meet this challenge.

In addition, we have a sponsor and partner of size for this action which is the Tunisian AfreeCan association which has over 500 volunteers who are dedicated to social actions: https://www.afreecan.info/

Please see here the video we made during the visit of these women:


Thank you for your support

Primary Host Partner

District: 9010

Rotary Club of: Tunis Golfe New Generation

Primary Contact: Leith KALLEL

Email: leithkallel@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

We are looking for a Club partner. Click here to pledge support for this project. Recording a pledge will make you the Primary International Partner for this project.

Project Status

This project has been "Dropped". Check the history log entries to see why it was dropped.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Tunis Golfe New Generation (9010)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Business Plan


Project Description


Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Project dropped per lack of response to the carry-over notification emails.

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