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.
Mafraq, Zarqa, Jarash, Madaba, Karak, Tafilah, Ma’an and Aqaba
Addressing the causes and consequences of poverty on the lives of individuals and communities, the Poverty Pockets Empowerment Program focused on economically and socially impoverished households, while ensuring the integration and sustainability of existing national interventions implemented by several relevant sectors. Funded by the Jordanian Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation, the program contributed to improving the livelihoods of target communities. Major components included building the capacity of CBOs and locals across target areas, establishing income generating projects, providing revolving loan portfolios, and supporting ongoing infrastructure and basic services projects.
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