A - DESCRIPTION OF THE GOOD PRACTICE
A1 - Title in original language
Работилница за сапуни HOPe Soap
A2 - Title in English
The micro social enterprise “HOPe Soap" provides employment for young people who have left institutions for children deprived of parental care and are placed in family-type housing. After adequate training the youngsters produce and sell handmade soaps and in such way contribute to their own subsistence. The main effect is the provision of employment and incomes for young people raised in orphanages and thus the social enterprise helps them to build skills for an independent life.
A3 - Location of GP (national)
A4 - Location of GP (regional)
A5 - Economic field of activity
A6 - Ultimate purpose of GP
To create or conserve employment
To improve social cohesion/inclusion
To practically facilitate or enable social enterpreneurship
A7 - Spatial scale
A8a - Start date
A8b - Anticipated end date (if applicable)
A9 - Short description of the GP
A micro enterprise for handmade soaps
A10 - Key words relating to the GP
A11 - Objectives of the GP
Establish an integrated approach for provision of social services and development of social and employment skills for disadvantaged young people from social institutions.
A12 - Activities that have taken place
Handmade soaps. Soaps are made from a base ready to be melted, flavors, colors, etc.. and added and then poured into special molds. After cooling, soaps are packaged and are ready for commercial distribution for corporate events, weddings, etc.
A13 - Achievements of the GP
Young people with little chances for labour market integration and social inclusion receive opportunities for income-generating activities, respectively to earn their own income. Furthermore, there is potential to expand production & hire more people from the same social background.
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