The co-operative society Hevgirtin opened Mezopotamya Bakery, which is half automated, from the profits that were made by the agricultural projects in the years 2015 and 2016. The participants in the agricultural societies planted barley in 60,000 dunams (decares) of land, and had 1,250 members, each of whom has received a dividend of 253,000 SYP. According to the internal system of co-operatives, 15% of profits are sent to the Centre of Co-operatives to help other co-operatives. Each member participated with a contribution of 33,000 SYP to open the bakery.
After several meetings held in the region, it was realised that the region needs a bakery. The number of participants in the bakery project was 700, but according to the internal system of co-operatives, the number of participants should be from 6 to 60 members because the large number of participants does not give a lot of benefit to people. The dividends have reached 9,500,000 SYP.
There are seven members who work in the bakery, three women and four men. The bakery produces two tons and 700 kg of bread. The monthly dividend is estimated about 1,100,000 SYP. The bread is sold to the people directly.
At the start of opening the bakery ten pieces of flat bread was sold for 200 SYP.
Fawaz Ahmed, an administrator of the Serekaniye bakery, works from 2pm until 9pm.
Mezopotamya is one of the most successful bakery projects, and it has many members.