Our Stories

  • A dream comes true

    Mariam Al-Fares, one of the successful small businesses of “Promoting Local Economic Development Programme in Jordan” which is funded by the European Union, managed by the Ministry of Interior and implemented by UNDP.

  • A dream comes true

    Mariam Al-Fares, one of the successful small businesses of “Promoting Local Economic Development Programme in Jordan” which is funded by the European Union, managed by the Ministry of Interior and implemented by UNDP.

  • Delicious Food Turned Into a Fruitful Business

    Both in their 30’s, Eman a single woman and Dhayeh a widow with a school-age daughter came together by means of UNDP’s Emergency Employment Project (3x6 approach) to start their own catering business which happens to be one of its kind here in Sama Al-Sarhan in Mafraq governorate.

  • Ein Lahda Camp: Up and Coming Environmental Attraction
    Jul 2, 2017

    Ahmad Al-Saudi, 25 years, had always dreamt of building an environmental tourist camp in Tafileh. Although all the plans and studies of this project were almost ready in 2007, Ahmad could not achieve his dream until one year ago when he heard about the project “Promoting Local Economic Development in Jordan” (PLEDJ) funded by the European Delegation to Jordan for the first time.

  • Ein Lahtha Camp: Up and Coming Environmental Attraction
    Jul 2, 2017

    Ahmad Al-Saudi, 25 years, had always dreamt of building an environmental tourist camp in Tafileh. Although all the plans and studies of this project were almost ready in 2007, Ahmad could not achieve his dream until one year ago when he heard about the project “Promoting Local Economic Development in Jordan” (PLEDJ) funded by the European Delegation to Jordan for the first time.

  • Evaluation of "Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis" at the Annual Steering Committee Meeting
    Mar 31, 2015

    To evaluate the impact and lessons learnt of "Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on the Jordanian Vulnerable Host Communities Project", UNDP Jordan held its Annual Steering Committee Meeting at the Marriott Hotel on 31 March 2015. The steering committee comprises of representatives from the Ministry Interior, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the private sector.

  • Exchanging More Than Knowledge
    May 10, 2017

    Al-Zeina, Maha, Islam and Hanadi are four ladies who have met through UNDP’s Skills Exchange project in Al-Mafraq governorate which is funded by the Regional Development & Protection Programme (RDPP) and soon became close friends. Their friendship; fuelled by knowledge-sharing and personal interactions has paved the way for a promising business partnership between them.

  • From Housewife to Aspiring Entrepreneur
    Sep 17, 2017

    Hoson Al-Awadat, mother of 7 one of them with learning difficulties joined UNDP’s Emergency Project (3x6) approach against all odds. She has dedicated her life to her husband, who has taken a second wife, and her kids relentlessly for over a decade. Hoson experienced an awakening when she heard about a new project in Zarqa that promises to create job opportunities and build the skills of young Jordanians. After attending an introductory session; she decided this might be the opportunity of a life-time.

  • Goats everywhere! Micro animal husbandry brings self-sufficiency to poor communities in Jordan

    “With his reassurance, I accepted the goats willingly and was excited about the idea of raising them,” says Dina. Dina’s family was chosen from amongst hundreds of other poor families to benefit from this UNDP-supported joint food and nutritional Security programme, which addresses the challenges of food availability, access, and nutrition in different areas in Jordan, including Southern Shuneh.

  • I am proud to be the first woman to open a business in my village