Safawi

Safawi

Jordan / Mafraq
Al-Khuzama Weal Nafal Safawi Women Charity is a non-profit organisation that was established in 2005, based on the needs of women in the Bedouin region of Jordan, specifically those in Safawi village near the Iraq border. The association was created with the intention to help women enhance their role in society and be part of active discussions in their community, in the midst of the Iraq border’s closing during the Iraq War. A lot of businesses had been dependent on the patronage of Iraqi travelers at the time, so the border shutting down had threatened the livelihoods of many in the region. Safawi Women Charity served to support and improve the lives of these families in that time, while also serving to revive the Bedouin identity by empowering the village women to take the lead in creating a larger tourism industry, through the marketing and sale of Bedouin handicraft products.
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