In August 2015, UNDP launched a Private Business Midwifery Project, funded by UNDP and the government of Japan that aims to empower midwives to develop entrepreneurial skills to establish clinics in 22 rural districts in Taizz.
The war has not been a disaster from Mohammed only. Many people like him lost their jobs and their sole source of income. But he thinks his responsibilities are bigger than he can handle and the conflict has affected him more than the others.
A 22 years old, Mohammed Hamood Alshouthmi, is the breadwinner of four siblings and his parents. Like tens of thousands of Yemenis, the ongoing conflict has deprived him of his job, becoming unable to pay for rent and support his family.
At the far corner of the rigid walls of the 7 of July Girls School, 17 young women with blue jackets painting diligently these walls. Young women are engaged in a two-months painting activity and they are paid on a daily basis as part of a new approach called “3x6””, launched by the GoY through its Youth Economic Empowerment Project with support from UNDP and the Government of Japan, which aims to create sustainable employment.