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New livelihoods bring hope for women in Somalia

Innovative soap production creates homegrown businesses in the region 09 January 2013, The Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Programme (SEED), is transforming lives in Northern Somalia.

 Swizzer Mohamed holds a finished pack of soap. Picture: FAO

In the business of selling meat, Swizzer Mohamed never thought she would use camel by-products to manufacture soap and jewellery. However, thanks to the UK aid funded Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Programme (SEED), Swizzer has seen the most tangible development product ever initiated, in Hargeisa, Somalia.