“Florika” - Romany Women Crafts for better life

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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Regional Roma Union - Burgas, Foundation
kv. Pobeda
Burgas 8002
Mobile phone
0877 713 814
056 917855

Project information – start and end date (if available)
Start date: 01.12.2011.
End date: 30.11.2012.
Duration: 12 Months

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
Single Roma mothers must be given a chance to create financial stability in their lives, which will allow them to support their families, send their children to school and deter.
To educate 20 Roma single mothers and to help them to find new possibilities to become more independent in their lives and to prevent their children from human trafficking. To traine 20 single Roma mothers in the following fields of work appropriate for their community: hair dressing and cosmetics, sewing, cooking, and jewelry crafting. To educated the women about how to open and maintain a small business in the local community. To built self-esteem and independence among the 20 single mothers. To make the women aware of the dangers of human trafficking.

Results of the project
Developed opportunities for income for single Roma mothers and prevented Roma women from selling their children into human trafficking and choosing to be sold into. Trained 20 single Roma mothers in business skills, appropriate for their community: hair dressing and cosmetics, sewing, cooking, and jewelry crafting. Supported and assisted 20 single Roma women aged 18 to 25 years. Aquired knowledge and developed new skills. Created a web site with the project information, gallery etc. Published a 1000 brochures with the information about the project and the activities. Organized 1 day trip to the city of Burgas, where the women had the chance to visit small boutiques, stores and galleries. 12 of the women successfully found a job for the summer. 2 women decided to continue their education

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
All beneficiaries: 25
Roma beneficiaries: 25
Romani women beneficiaries: 25
Roma participation:
Needs assessment
Decision making

Sources of funding
Amount: 7.649,11 Euro
Donors: Regional Roma Union - Burgas, Foundation