Lîlît Bakery is a women’s co-operative in Qamishlo who make pastries and manakish. The bakery in Qamishlo’s Al-Antariyah neighbourhood involves the participation of 7 women who make and sell all kinds of sweets and pastries, benefiting from the profits of the enterprise. The projects aim to help as many women as possible and to create jobs. Women have proved their ability to work in all fields.
The bakery was opened on Saturday 3 December, 2016. The ingredients used in the bakery are flour, cheese and muhammara. The workers are able to get the ingredients from the consumer co-operatives. There are four workers in the bakery, all women.
One of the workers said: “We start at seven o’clock in the morning and work until one. First, we make the special dough for bread and heat the oven, and because we are still new for this work, a temporary worker shows us how to operate the machines. We have divided the work between us; two of us cut the dough and spread it, and the other two make the filling with cheese, muhammara and za’atar, and bake it.”