The idea of encouraging women entrepreneurs was initiated after studies identified the needs of women in the region. Ayşenur Gedik, consultant for the women entrepreneurs at the Tunceli branch of the KAMER, told the Anatolia news agency, "At KAMER, our theme for this year is ‘Production is Living'."
Explaining that one of the initiatives in Diyarbakır produces bags out of waste materials, Gedik said: "There is a lot of unemployment, and women are most affected by this. The little soap workshop here may be a very small drop in the ocean, but it means a lot. We will try to find a place in the market for our products, which do not contain chemicals. Our aim is to enable our friends to earn money and take part in the production process."