The story of the Iraq Al-Ameer Women’s Association began in 1996 when Her Majesty Queen Noor inaugurated the latest development project in the Wadi Al Seer Villages. The center includes many manufacturing departments, such as the handmade paper composed of various plant fibers, natural colors for dying, and more. The paper products are environmentally friendly and the textile and ceramics are entirely handmade meeting the special requests of many customers. The Center has been supported by the Ministry of Planning, which has made the Center's work increasingly extensive. The women in the Center have transformed from shy village women to business women with an ability to contribute financially to their homes, give back to society, and manage their own projects – despite all the challenges and difficulties within their small community.
The impact of the work in Wadi Al-Seer Village is not limited to income; rather, it has had a great impact on their personal development and their spirit of determination. These women have become empowered and been given the tools to manage production in ways like never before. Each woman has given back to her family, home, and society, whether by introducing her children or relatives to schools and universities, by contributing to the cost of building and maintaining homes, or by contributing to the expenses of their families. The women of the Iraq Al-Ameer Women’s Association Society have made a great difference. The community looks to them as role models.