Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?
1- Due to the existence of Business Women Incubator that provides marketing for the project's products. Our monitoring for the projects is getting bigger. Some of the returns were used to develop the project, which means that they are marketing on the long- range.
2- There are confirmations by the recent funders regarding the continuation of supporting the project. In addition to that, we are searching for new funders continuously.
PCCDS aims at improving the project's idea and the continuation of it for five years.
3- The project's activities will continue because the incubator will continue untill2018. This means that women will continue exporting their products. This means the continuation of expanding the projects and sustainability.
4- PCCDS has the possibility to analyze the research's results especially that the incubator's team is trained continuously and the team is expanded continuously too.
Founding Story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder to get started and/or to see the potential for this to succeed.
Growing up in Hebron, Palestine, Fida was subjected to intense curfews, and tension from an Israeli settlement built in the middle of the city. Through her personal experiences and those of her family and friends, Fida has been an avid community mobilizer and social activist helping to improve the socioeconomic conditions of women. At University, she played a leading role in a variety of local grassroots organizations, and founded two citizen organizations. In 2009 Fida co-founded PCCDS. Currently, Fida is the Financial and Administrative Director of PCCDS, and it is through PCCDS that she implements her business incubator initiative, Irada which provides all needed support to women and their projects.
Partnerships: Tell us about your partnerships.
Arab Fund. /Kuwait -OPEC Fund - Canadian Government - The Japanese Representative/ Palestine - World Bank - King Abdullah Fund-Italian Corporation
The success of the project's idea has encouraged funders to fund it. We think that the possibility of funding the project will continue by the continuation of our dialogue with recent and new funders.