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Empowering Women: 8 Female-Led Businesses Making a Sustainable Impact

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On this year’s International Women’s Day, Jusoor is proud to celebrate the incredible achievements of women entrepreneurs who have received our support. We recognize the vital role that women-led businesses play in driving economic growth, creating jobs, and empowering communities. Jusoor's Entrepenruship Program has been committed to supporting these female entrepreneurs and businesses, whether it be through financial support or other forms of assistance. We are honored to have played a role in their inspiring journeys to success. In this series of blog posts, we will highlight some of the amazing women-led businesses that Jusoor has supported and celebrate their accomplishments. Join us in honoring these trailblazing women on International Women’s Day and beyond. 

1. Jar Thuraya

Jar Thuraya is a unique initiative that offers over 40 handcrafted gourmet delicacies prepared by different women across Lebanon. These delicacies, which are served in jars, are not only delicious but also eco-friendly, as they are 100% plastic-free and made with sustainable ingredients.

2. Healthy Choice

Healthy Choice is a leading company that provides fast and Arabic food that is both delicious and nutritious. They also offer therapeutic nutrition services, non-pharmacological treatment, and control of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. One of the unique features of Healthy Choice is their customized therapeutic nutrition plan, which provides clients with a personalized nutrition plan that is tailored to their specific needs.

3. Spreadly

Spreadly is a local producer of all-natural and functional nut-based sweet spreads. Their mission is to recreate the products that consumers love in a healthier version by taking out all unnecessary ingredients and keeping only the essential ones. Spreadly's commitment to using all-natural ingredients helps to promote healthy eating habits and a more sustainable food system.

4. Garbaliser

Garbaliser is a woman-led initiative that specializes in producing high-quality natural fertilizer using advanced fermentation technology. Founded and led by a team of women entrepreneurs, Garbaliser is committed to promoting sustainable and eco-friendly agricultural practices, while also empowering women in the agricultural sector. By providing farmers with efficient and eco-friendly fertilizer, Garbaliser is helping to improve the livelihoods of women farmers who often face significant barriers to accessing the resources they need to succeed.

5. Find A Nurse

Find A Nurse is the largest network of home care providers in Lebanon, dedicated to improving families' access to qualified and trusted caregivers. Through their online platform, families can browse profiles of nearby, vetted caregivers, filter and sort them based on proximity, rating, and fees, and secure the booking online. By providing access to trusted caregivers, Find A Nurse is helping to improve the quality of home care services in Lebanon.

6. Baklawati

Baklawati is an e-commerce company that was founded in Gaziantep by a woman entrepreneur after the Syrian revolution and destruction in Aleppo. They have successfully attracted investors to produce unique products that have been well received in both the Turkish and international markets. Baklawati is committed to expanding and improving its business in pursuit of greater success, and they are actively seeking investment and intend to participate in chocolate and catering exhibitions to promote their products and expand their market reach.

7. Smart Green

Smart Green is an innovative AgriTech solution that digitizes agribusiness using Industry 4.0 technologies. By providing remote control of farms' irrigation anytime, anywhere using IoT and at an affordable price, Smart Green helps farmers to reach the optimum use of water and fertilizers by delivering the precise amount of water and nutrients to plants in a timely manner. This results in significant savings of up to 70% of water consumption, making it both an eco-friendly and cost-effective solution.

8. Kounsella

Kounsella provides online anonymous and affordable psychological counseling, self-therapy, education, and a community following a B2B and B2C model. Led by women entrepreneurs, Kounsella is committed to providing high-quality services while also maintaining HIPAA compliance and licensed counselors. With prices that are 70% cheaper than the market, Kounsella's services are accessible to everyone, making mental health care more affordable and approachable.

By supporting these businesses, we can contribute to a more sustainable, healthy, and equitable future for all. Jusoor is proud to support these empowering female-led businesses that are making a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

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