Aya Mlaitat

Aya Mlaitat

I was very insistent on making my dream come true, the training encouraged me to take this step and aspire for the success I planned for. Today I’m able to transfer the knowledge and experience I gained to university graduates; I have many people visiting my farm to learn about the business model that led to having a profitable business

Not many people get to live their childhood dream; but Aya Mlaitat is living hers. Now the happy owner of a sheep farm and well-known among farmers in her community, the grass wasn’t always as green for the young entrepreneur. Aya was still a sociology student at An-Najah University in Nablus when she conceived her project. Yet she knew that funding was not all she needed to start her business— she also needed a new set skills. So when she heard about the impact of Palestine Education For Employment and Intel’s Youth Entrepreneurship Training, “Bader and Build Your Nation,” she had to enroll. “The success of my project was caused by many factors including planning, market study, scientific knowledge, and learning to follow up on all work details; things that I learned from the EFE-Palestine entrepreneurship training. Aya started her project with 11 sheep on 60 square meters of land. Two years later, her flock of 70 sheep roams a farm of 2,000 square meters. Today, Aya is a model for other young Palestinians looking to entrepreneurship as a path to greater economic opportunity. A testimony that dreams happen. You can read more about Aya's story on her Huffington Post blog here:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aya-mlaitat/turning-sheep-into-succes_b_5008342.html

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