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The Sergeli Block Korzinka.uz supermarket is planning to hold a grand ceremony to launch the joint UNDP Social Product program on the 15th of May.
Shoppers at the Korzinka.uz supermarket chain will be able to make their personal contribution to the development of social enterprises, the creation of new jobs for people with disabilities and low-income women living in remote villages, and the revival of national embroidery traditions by buying products with a ‘social product’ logo.
Social enterprise-made products can be bought from ‘Social Product’ stands at Korzinka.uz supermarkets located at:
- 81 Sadyk Azimov Street (Near the City Department of Internal Affairs and cafe Efendi).
- The Merkato shopping centre, 57 Kichikhalkayuli Street (Near Fleshka, formerly the Malika factory).
- The Korzinka.uz at Sergeli Block (Near the Sergeli market).
The idea of introducing and developing social enterprises in Uzbekistan was initiated by UNDP in 2009. UNDP has partnered with public agencies and NGOs in creating and equipping 10 pilot social enterprises, including a dairy and a bakery in Djizak, a shoe stitching enterprise in Samarkand, garment and embroidery enterprises in Shakhrisabz, Tashkent and Nukus, and a mortar mix production enterprise in Tashkent. The enterprises are still receiving support, particularly through legal and taxation consultancies and designer services.