Dispatches from the Field

Amman, Jordan

First Syrian Refugee-Owned Home-Based Business Registered in Jordan

Kawthar and her family of six came to Jordan in 2012 as refugees from Syria with dreams of owning their own business. Seven years later, she has become the very first Syrian to register her home-based business in Jordan. Pickle Power Kawthar has always been an entrepreneur.

A New Ability to Sew Hope

“Do not let your disability restrain you from making a change.” When Haleema and her two children fled fighting in Deir ez-Zor and arrived at a refugee camp in North East Syria last year, they faced an uncertain future. In camp, away from their homes and communities, many experience a profound loss of identity, belonging, and economic opportunity.