Chargée d’Affaires a.i. Natasha Franceschi Visits HawKar

In celebration of Entrepreneurship Month, Chargée d’Affaires a.i. Natasha Franceschi visited HawKar, a Tunisian start-up developing an electric vehicle specially adapted for those with reduced mobility. Co-founder and CEO Khadija Jallouli discussed the importance of the independence the vehicle offers those with accessibility challenges and also detailed the innovative local manufacturing, citing that 60 percent of the vehicle’s parts are made in Tunisia.
The U.S. embassy was honored to sponsor Khadija as one of Tunisia’s five participants in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s inaugural Women Empowered Leave Legacies through Trade and Investment (WELLTI) Summit, held in Dubai in March. The summit offered the opportunity for MENA women entrepreneurs to connect with global business leaders and access resources for doing business in the region.
We are proud to support innovative entrepreneurs who are committed to investing in Tunisia’s economic future and those shining a spotlight on the needs of the disabled community.