Chargée d’affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi visited El Baraka, an agricultural and artisanal cooperative in Jendouba led by Mabrouka Athimni, a pioneer in distilling essential oils and floral waters. In addition to managing her business, Mabrouka volunteers her time to train other women artisans. Through our 15.6 million TND ACEA Tunisia program, the U.S. is proud to support Tunisian entrepreneurs in the handicraft sector to create jobs, increase exports, and preserve Tunisia’s cultural heritage. Thanks to these efforts, the United States is now the leading destination for Tunisian handicrafts.