Sindyanna of Galilee
Sindyanna of Galilee is a female-run organization that markets olive oil and other premium fair-trade products, channeling all profits back to educating Arab women. Your purchase offers Arab farmers in Israel a fair price for their crops, Palestinian and Israeli women greater economic opportunity, and a rare model of Jewish-Arab coexistence.
Arab farmers in Israel face many obstacles, making access to resources and markets difficult. Established in 1996, Sindyanna of Galilee is the only certified fair-trade olive oil producer in Israel that operates among the country's Arab population. Sindyanna's goals include restoring and modernizing the Arab olive industry in western Galilee, and ensuring Arab farmers are able to sell their crops under fair conditions. Founded and managed by women, Sindyanna is the only facility in the area that employs women, providing a unique opportunity for Israeli and Palestinian women to work together. Named for the enduring Palestine oak tree, Sindyanna commits to sustainable growth by offering education and financial advice to Arab women and some 200 local Arab olive oil producers, and encouraging sustainable agriculture and organic farming.
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