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.
Funded by: Citibank
Utilizing microfinance as a strategic tool for alleviating poverty in Jordan by supporting individual entrepreneurship projects across different industries. The awards program empowers projects through mentorship, grants and business development training, offered to qualifying entrepreneurs chosen by a national selection committee.
Iman’s nutrition center in Balqa is the only project of its kind in the Jordan Valley area, and with an increasing number of clients, including diabetic patients, her overwhelming workload became a threat to business. Qualifying for a Citibank grant saved her business. She was able to expand her client base and offer services in neighboring areas, including free health tests and fitness awareness sessions.
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