Samia while practicing with her mates in the sewing learning center

Ms. Samia, 32 years old whose family has been adversely affected due to the ongoing conflict and war.  Samia and family was dependent on her father’s salary which was discontinued after his sudden demise. Samia’s father died due to the landmines in Abyan. Because of Lack of income, Samia’s family could not manage to support their day to day needs including school fees for her younger brother. The situation further became dire for Samia’s family as they continued to struggle for cash and income to support their family for basic needs.

The emergency employment supported by KSA/UAE AID targeted Samia to support her vulnerable family. She has participated in cash for work activities along with other vulnerable individuals. She has been trained on handicraft skills and linked with market. The savings from the cash for work activities, Samia has planned to start her own business as she is now much aware about the income opportunities. Currently, Samia earns her living by sewing clothes for her neighborhood. She feels safe now and secure as well as thankful to the KSA/UAE AID, UNDP and For All Foundation for providing income generation opportunities.

UNDP has partnered with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to implement the USD 5,732,538 for Emergency Employment Project to improve the purchasing power of vulnerable households through emergency employment generation schemes associated with the rehabilitation of community infrastructure/productive assets.


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