The last step of the project was the purchase of the grinding machine. Grinding mill machine (Handoria with 27 horsepower) with all accessories has been purchased by 180 000 Ethiopia birr and handed over to the cooperative during a ceremony in presence of local government representatives.
To ensure the sustainability of the project, training was given to Atote women cooperative group on mill management and operation.
The mill is now managed by the women from the cooperative and used by people from surrounding villages. The income from the mill operation will help realize next business plans of the Atote women and support their efforts for better life.