Olive Oil Soap Factory | Nineveh SEED
This project will restore the heavily damaged Alkoot Olive Oil Soap Factory in the Bashiqa area of the Nineveh Plain. Currently, the factory only produces one-fifth of it’s previous capacity and can only afford to employ three people. Your support can help restore the factory and at least seven jobs for local people.
Olive Oil Soap Factory | Nineveh SEED
7 local people
will gain employment at the factory
Project cost
Summer 2020
is when the project is due for completion
Help restore this factory in the Bashiqa area of the Nineveh Plain
The Project
In the first month of the project, the factory will be equipped with the necessary tools (soap cutters, plastic barrels, production line equipment, large size printed carton, printing device) and equipment. The factory will be restored, increasing production, and providing job opportunities in this part of the Nineveh Plain.
The Bashiqa area was famous for its olive oil products, Raki(a sweet, aniseed drink), and olive oil soap. Many ancient olive groves were deliberately destroyed by ISIS as a way of systematically eradicating hope. Mosaic Middle East are delighted to work with local partners to revive this industry and restore a positive future for the whole community.  The residents of the area are a mixture of Yazidis, Assyrian Christians, Shabaks and Arab Muslims.
  • To increase the production capacity of the factory
  • To employ more people (7 youths initially) at the factory
  • To encourage more Internally Displaced People to return
  • To help revive the local economy