Bazalt is a solid rough rock that was tamed by the softness of the Om Al Jimal ladies' hands.
Sameeha Almasaed is the head of Om Al Jimal Women Association: “When we started working with rocks, we faced tremendous resistance from the community, everybody kept stating that working with rocks is not for women and that we should work from home!”
And now after years, the ladies are enjoying the results of their hard work and dedication, as they are supporting their families and contributing to making their lives better day after day.
Sameeha: “ We are the only group of women working with Bazalt in Jordan, and it's not an easy task at all! Rocks are not the easiest to work with but we still manage to create candle holders, soap plates, and display pots amongst other designs as well.”
Remaining sustainable is the most important goal we seek, and the huge impact on society is what keeps us motivated and willing to work hard to do better every day.