%100 Misia Project

Description of the CDT initiative:
With the 100% Misia Project, it is aimed primarily to re-expose the history of silkworm, which is the historical livelihood of the Misi Village of Bursa, which has a history of 2 thousand years, to increase the employment of women with the TTT model that was created by taking the center of silk production and thus to increase the employment of women. It is also aimed to increase the possibilities of cultural experience in the destination by attracting tourists to tourists and diversifying the sources of income of local people. Some of the funds obtained from the project and two historical village houses have been restored and these houses have been converted into enterprises. In this direction, an environment has been created in Silk House, starting from the breeding of silkworm, to the withdrawal, formation, touching and conversion of the product into a product and to sell these products in a store.

Geographic location:
Bursa, Turkey

What problem they are trying to solve? What have they accomplished?
The project started in December 2013 and ended in December 2014. Within this framework, various trainings and practices were given to the local people living in Misi Village, Nilüfer Misi Village Women’s Culture and Solidarity Association employees and participants planning to invest in the village to develop their local capacity, knowledge and skills. These activities are listed below;

  • Entrepreneurship course
  • Project development training
  • Tourism English education
  • Sustainable tourism seminar
  • Computer course
  • Cost accounting course
  • Silk beetle cultivation and silk weaving training
  • Needle lace course
  • File bag knitting course
  • Finishing printing course
  • Wood painting course
  • Cooking course
  • Table layout training
  • Cocoon flower course (combining needle trimmings and cocoon)
  • Color harmony training
  • Sand batik training
  • Jewelry design education
  • Pattern training
  • Semi-precious stones training
  • Packaging training