Yusra Mohammed Sabha (45 years old)
Before my engagement in the project “Local Resources for rural economic growth in Akkar”, I was a housewife taking care of my family and accomplishing my housework. However, this project has arisen in me a new person, a person with goal, an active woman who wants to strengthen her abilities on one hand and seek economic support on the other.
Samar Qortawi (50 years old)
I am a widow living with my parents in a hardship economic situation. I have joined a training to learn how to use a computer, because it is prerequisite in order to obtain a job that could help me improve my circumstances.
Mustafa Mohammed Saleh (46 years old)
I am a holder of a bachelor degree in Arabic literature. Yet my passion and love to agriculture have urged me to get engaged in the project, implemented by Safadi Foundation in Akkar, “Support Value Chain development priority interventions pertained to GLOBAL GAP and food agriculture practices for potato and leafy greens”.
In a very short time, this project has contributed, on the one hand in the development and the enhancement of my capabilities in this field through the lectures and seminars that were organized, and on the other in the improvement of my incomes. I hope this project expands, for the benefits that it might bring to farmers.
Abdel Karim Jund al-Shami (20 years old)
I have surpassed my social anxiety after I have joined the Youth Center almost ten years ago. My self-confidence has considerably increased because of the personal and mental development courses that were given and because of the football team we created within the center. It has also offered us, by teaching us some crafts, the opportunity to learn how to work decently in order to ensure a better future.
Noha hamza (41 years old)
I am a mother of three kids, and have joined "Tara W Kheit" handcraft atelier almost a year ago. However, my life has changed in a glance; I became more productive and have achieved a notable progress on both personal and professional levels and that by learning industrial embroidery. I invite all women to get out of their shells, to find a job, to work and not to stay limited to housekeeping and child raising for the benefits that work could bring on both financial and moral level.
Hala ghafari (35 years old)-From Syria
After the tragic situation in Syria, my family and I decided to seek refuge in Lebanon almost two years ago.
At the beginning my unemployment has caused a financial burden on my family, until one of the neighbors advised me to join the “Safadi Foundation”, and to pass a training course in sewing, which later enabled me to become an integral part of “Tara w Kheit” handcraft atelier, and to acquire a profession that could assist my husband in supporting my children