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.
Rihab, Hosha, Al Sarhan, Al Manshieh, and Al Khalidieh
Implemented through UNDP’s “Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Jordanian Vulnerable Host Communities” program, the Emergency Employment Project was launched to address the impact of the influx of Syrian refugees on host communities in Jordan.
The project was carried out in partnership with JRF, and aimed to support sustainable economic micro businesses in vulnerable host communities through responding to relevant entrepreneurial and commercial opportunities across these areas.
This ultimately contributed to a decrease in the level of unemployment among beneficiaries, as well as encouraged a culture of volunteering via several community initiatives.
The project has been funded by multiple donors including: DANIDA, Central Emergency Response Fund, the Government of Kuwait, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the National Microfinance Bank.
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