Our Stories

  • From a Childhood Hobby to a Successful Business
    Aug 15, 2018

    "It started as a hobby. I was making dresses for my dolls at first. My aunt then gave me a sewing machine and I started making dresses and selling them."

  • Ahmed: a Man Who Beat his Disability
    May 31, 2018

    Ahmed ,30 years old, is from Mualla district in Aden. He lives with his father, mother and younger brother in a small house. Ahmed was born with a defect in his four limbs. Since then, an armchair has become Ahmed’s loyal friend he uses to go to different places where he can finish his studies and find support to his family. Ahmed ,30, is from Mualla district in Aden. He lives with his father, mother and younger brother in a small house. Ahmed was born with a defect in his four limbs. Since then, an armchair has become Ahmed’s loyal friend he uses to go to different places where he can finish his studies and find support to his family.

  • Hana: From reliance on father to a successful micro-enterprise owner
    May 27, 2018

    Like many other Yemenis in the war zone areas, Ms. Hana, 20 years old, is one of those who and her family were severly and adversely impacted by the consequences of war in Aden, which started in March 2015.

  • From Depression into a Successful Banana Retailer
    Feb 20, 2018

    Due to the ongoing conflict, many young people in Yemen lost their jobs and businesses. In addition, many entrepreneurs around the country lost the vision of a better life for themselves and families. Mohammed Salem Al Dalak , a 27 – year –old young man from Lawdar District in Abyan Governorate, is one of those who have been affected by the ongoing conflict that has subverted his dreams of becoming a successful businessman.

  • Our Home cannot be the Battleground!’ – Women-led initiative to prevent violence
    Feb 20, 2018

    During the Advanced Training of Trainers on conflict resolution and mediation jointly conducted by UNDP Yemen and Partners Yemen in Lahj governorate, Nusiaba from Tuban district in Lahj Governorate shared her unforgettable experience of violence prevention back in April 2015. Since then, Nusiaba has actively involved in conflict or disputes resolution, mediation and negotiation in her areas, grasped every opportunity to further enhance her skills, and encouraged other female member of her area and community to follow her path.

  • Feb 20, 2018

    Funded by the World Bank, UNDP has partnered with Social Fund for Development (SFD) through the Emergency Crisis Response Project (ECRP) to build the resilience of local households and communities to withstand and cope with the impacts of Yemen’s conflict and assist their early recovery.

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