Jordan River Foundation (JRF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1995 with a focus on child safety and community empowerment. It has been a major player in Jordan’s social and economic development, bringing forth over 20 years of experience to local community empowerment and child safety. JRF has also been supporting homegrown solutions that engage Jordanians and help them address local challenges. Most importantly, JRF places the wellbeing of children at the center of its development initiatives.
"Through establishing a multipurpose hallwe finally found a stable source of income that can cover the costs of the free education offered to children with disabilities.the program enabled us to secure the future of children with disabilities, and alleviate some of the pressures families have to endure."
"The idea was to use damaged materials, such as batteries and mobile phone control boards, to reuse them, as they are environmentally harmful. The moment we opened this store we felt we had a responsibility towards developing ourselves, and we strive to achieve the best."
"I enjoy pickling so much that I barely have time to myself today, and I help my father with our expenses. I was even able to get the house a new refrigerator, and hope to buy a microwave oven and a washing machine. I see myself as an important businesswoman in the future."
"My determination helped me break free of the stereotype that I am only meant to take care of the house, my kitchen and my children. Today I contribute to my household's income, and my husband is the biggest supporter of my work."
"I not only sold the products out of my house, but I went to neighboring areas to sell and promote my products, which inspired the women in my area to establish their own entrepreneurial initiatives. I dream of finishing my studies using the profit I make off this project."
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