At a Glance
Location: Pécs-Somogy, Hungary
Indigenous & Roma People, Small Producers & Artisans, Rural
Joined NESsT Portfolio:
In the southern city of Pécs, there is a mining district – Pécs-Somogy – which has been gradually declining and segregating since the democratic transition in the 1990’s. Today, the district is mostly inhabited by long-term unemployed, disadvantaged Roma families, who lack income-generating opportunities. Tegyünk Egymásért Egyesület (Let’s Help Each Other Social Cooperative) trains and employs local Roma women to produce tailor-made workwear, providing jobs and reliable income to support their families.
Tegyünk Egymásért Egyesület (Let’s Help Each Other Social Cooperative) joined the NESsT portfolio in 2016. NESsT has provided consulting support to help Tegyünk Egymásért Egyesületcreate a business plan and identify financial resources to start-up production.