Our Stories
  • Fatima, a Mother Overcomes Loss and Sorrow
    Jan 11, 2018

    Fatima Ahmed Bahassan, a mother from Aden governorate, is one of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis who have been affected by the ongoing conflict in the country.

  • Raya, an Advocate for Women in Crisis
    Dec 10, 2017

    “I have always believed that the conflict should strengthen the role of women instead of undermining it, especially since women are the most affected by the conflict.”

  • Sumayah, a Radio Broadcaster Pushing for Women’s Needs
    Dec 10, 2017

    "Women are the voice of peace that will be heard by warring parties because they are the most affected group."

  • Fisher’s Dream of Catching more Fish with less time
    Dec 3, 2017

    Mukalla, a seaport and the capital city of Yemen's Hadramout Governorate, is located in the Southeast coast of Yemen and on the shores of the Arabian Sea. For decades, fishing has been the main career for many of the Mukalla residents.

  • Restoring hope of Coffee Farmers amidst Crisis in Yemen
    Nov 29, 2017

    Mohammed Mansour Yahiya, a coffee farmer in his 30s from Al-Dharif village, Burra District of Hodeida Governorate, did not lose hope despite facing unbearable hardships in such tough times.

  • Otrah, a Role Model Beekeeper Entrepreneur for All Women
    Nov 23, 2017

    Otrah , 24, a young women who lives in a very small house in Aslam district owns 30 bee hives and sells honey to different markets and individuals in Hajjah city.

  • In Lahj, Village Cooperative Council (VCC) paving road for the community
    Oct 1, 2017

    Lesha’ab, is a 112-household village located at Habil Jabr District in Lahj Governorate, the neglected mountainous road made the access to village difficult and this was affecting the villagers negatively making it difficult to access to nearby town market and services. It is a hard life that communities are facing in Lesha’ab and other nearby villages due to the rough road which dramatically deteriorates by flash floods and inability to maintain due to the current situation. As a result, some families leave their home and move to rented accommodation in close-by towns to get easy access to services and employment.

  • Solar Energy, Always Healthy
    Aug 7, 2017

    Four years of no electricity supplies has turned people’s life in Yemen upside down. Therefore, the incredible hunger for electricity makes you think that life revolves around the search for energy and little else.

  • Saber Amer: From a Farmer to a Business Owner
    Jul 27, 2017

    Saber (21-years old) hails from a farmers’ family in Abyan, Khanfar district, Alfeesh village. His father rents and manages an over 80 Feddan (1 fedan = 4,200 m2) farm at an annual lease fee of one million YR (nearly USD 3,000). At his last high school year, Saber worked part-time as a hired agriculture worker in neighboring farms, including his father’s.

  • Brings Life Back To a School in her Community, Mona, an Insider Mediator.
    Jul 24, 2017

    In Al-Madan village, of Zabid district, a serious conflict had impacted on the young generation’s right to access to education especially for girls in that district. A disagreement has been raised between one of female public school’s administration and students’ parents over the need for payment of a monthly transportation allowance for volunteer female teachers due to the lack of female teachers hired by the ministry of education. The female volunteers requested a monthly contribution from the parents to cover only their transportation cost (daily commuting from Zabid to the school and back), and the parents were paying their contribution for the continual of their daughters’ education process.

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