“Participating Woman’s Cooperative Society” Begins Harvest in Kobane

This is a translation of an Arabic article that first appeared on hawarnews on the 1st of June, 2017

Members of The Participating Woman’s Cooperative Society in Kobanî Canton [Kantona Kobaniyê] have begun harvesting the crops of wheat and barley that they planted at the start of last winter.

Many of the members of Kongreya Star, The Movement for A Democratic Society [TEV DEM] and other women from Kobani have gathered in the village of Kasbishek, to the west of the city of Kobanî [Kobanê / Ayn al-Arab], to harvest the crops of wheat and barley that they planted with the Participating Woman’s Cooperative.

The members of the cooperative are 32 women who have each paid 40,000 SYP [Syrian Pounds], and planted wheat and barley on 100 hectares of land. A participant said that the harvest will be distributed between all the participants of the cooperative.