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  • Saber Amer: From a Farmer to a Business Owner

    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.

  • Economic empowerment puts youth in driver’s seat
    Apr 4, 2016

    For Mohammed Alshouthmi and other participants in the cash-for-work programme in Yemen, emergency jobs offer respite, allowing families to address urgent needs.

  • 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.

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