Um Shady

Um Shady is a middle aged woman in her late 50’s living in Jabal Al Misdar. She lost her Egyptian husband in 2010. Her deceased husband who was sick left her in hospital debt. Shady, her son was out of school to support his family financially. The family lives in a 1 room apartment with no furniture with a rent of 55JD/month. She is Jordanian and works as a cleaning lady at Al Basheer hospital and makes 135JD/month.

The aim of the project was to create a sustainable business that will secure a steady income. Um Shady began her own business. With your donations, Um shady (a.k.a) Zahra, started selling clothes, blankets and accessories, something she used to do before her husband’s sickness.

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