- 9 July 2018
Alghanim Industries Supports Low-Income Women Entrepreneurs
- In collaboration with 33 Boutique, a Ministry of Social Affairs initiative
Kuwait, 9 July 2018: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the region, announced its ongoing support for low-income women entrepreneurs through its sponsorship of 33 Boutique, an “Own Effort” project in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and the Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation.
Boutique 33 provides comprehensive support for low-income women entrepreneurs, including monetary and moral support in addition to providing them with all the necessary skillsets to prepare them for launching their business and reaching financial independence. Joining the incubator is exclusive to women between the ages of 20 and 50, who are already registered to receive monetary aid from the Ministry of Awqaf. Boutique 33 also holds exhibitions and pop-up markets for a rotating number of 33 businesses throughout the year.
Commenting on this initiative, Director of Corporate Communications at Alghanim Industries Mr. Abdullateef Al Sharikh noted: “At Alghanim Industries, we are always excited and eager to expand long-standing partnerships with local and regional entitles, to support aspiring entrepreneurs. The spirit of this initiative shares some of our fundamental values and focus areas, such as supporting entrepreneurs and empowering women. We wish all the participants in this business incubator continued success and prosperity.”
On her part, the founder of “Own Effort” project Ms. Dalal Subayil presented Alghanim Industries with a plaque of appreciation for the generous contribution to the project, underscoring the great example for corporate social responsibility set by the company. “We appreciate the generous support of Alghanim Industries, and the opportunity to work with such a reputable organization of this size to support the participants of our program. This isn’t new to an organization of such a long track of activities that support entrepreneurs and propel them to reach their highest potential. We have received a large number of applicants that exceeded our expectations,” she noted.
Throughout its contribution with Alghanim Industries, the incubator was able to successfully hold a pop-up market in the Avenues Mall during the holy month of Ramadan. During this 11-day event, business owners were able to interact with a large segment of audiences and customers, which is one of the main goals of the project.
Alghanim Industries works extensively throughout the year with a number of regional and local reputable entities, such as the UNCHR, the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, AMIDEAST, and Injaz Kuwait. Throughout its contribution and collaboration with these entities, Alghanim Industries reiterates the deep-rooted value of giving back to the community, which is engrained within its Kuwaiti identity.
About Alghanim Industries
Alghanim Industries is one of the largest, privately-owned companies in the MENA region. Founded at the turn of the century, in Kuwait, the company today employs more than 15,000 people in 30 businesses across 40 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Alghanim Industries is a market leader in almost every major sector of its operations, which include: engineering, retail, automotive sales and service, insulation and pre-engineered steel building structures, logistics and warehousing, fast moving consumer goods, food & beverage, oil & gas, office automation, advertising, insurance, consumer credit and travel. The company is actively growing its brand portfolio, with a focus on top-tier global partners. Among them: Avis, British Airways, British Petroleum, Cathay Pacific, Daewoo, Honda, Saint-Gobain and Toshiba. Additionally, Alghanim Industries has created a number of successful regional businesses, including X-cite (consumer electronics), and Safat Home (lifestyle and home furniture).