Our Stories

  • Small Grant…Unmatched Zeal
    Jun 5, 2017

    37 years old Laith Smadi was an employee at a small desserts shop in a small town in Ajloun governorate. Through the project “Promoting Local Economic Development in Jordan” (PLEDJ) in Ajloun which is funded by the European Delegation to Jordan, he received a small grant for his eco-friendly business idea. With the grant, he managed to run Ajloun Forest Reserve Restaurant alone buying one knife at a time.

  • The Art of Recycled Furniture

    It took a lot of courage from Hiba Abu-Abdoh, 32 years old, to join UNDP’s Emergency Employment Project (3x60) approach only 3 months after losing her little daughter due to a medical error. She overcome her grief for the sake of supporting her family at first; later she found out being engrossed in the project has given her a new hope for the future and transformed her life completely.

  • Tomorrow’s hope, today’s Youth

    An enthusiastic fresh graduate Yousef El Mughrabi had a dream. He shares his dream with many other fresh graduates in Jordan. His dream is a simple one… securing a well-respected job from which he can professionally grow and enrich his career life creating a better tomorrow for himself and his family.

  • UNDP Emergency Employment takes YS away from Addiction
  • UNDP Has Given Us the Voice That We Never Had
  • UNDP Has Given Us the Voice That We Never Had
  • UNDP Jordan supports the Ministry of tourism & Antiquities to take the first step towards tourism transition into green economy

    One of the new initiatives UNDP Jordan will implement is establishing a Tourism Green Unit (TGU) in the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquity (MOTA), which will be done through “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation in Tourism Sector Development in Jordan (BITS) project”, supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF)

  • UNDP managed to support young people to be enrolled in the labor market

    As part of the “Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on the Jordanian Host Communities” , a vocational training initiatives were conducted by by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) especially in Irbid and Mafraq.

  • UNDP's Project Unleashed Our Inner Entrepreneur

    Mariam Banian (Um Adham), 38 years old is a mother of 6 kids who has never dreamt of being the owner of an outlet shop located on the main road of Mghayer Al-Sarhan area in Mafraq. Her husband’s disability has been always a challenge but her soaring high spirits and his support of her business endeavors lead to her life-changing experience at UNDP’s Emergency Employment Project (3x6 approach) project.

  • Women Association in Ajloun Creates Jobs.. Empowers Community
    May 31, 2017

    While women in many rural areas in Jordan are still practicing the traditional ways of home food processing, a group of ambitious local women in Ebbin - Ajloun, are working hard to turn this process into a standardized system benefitting from the small grant Fatima Al-Momani, head of the association was awarded through the “Promoting Local Economic Development in Jordan” (PLEDJ) which is funded by the European Delegation in Jordan.