Stories


Nurturing Youth Entrepreneurship

The Vocational and Business Skills Training and Support Project is helping young women and men (18-40) from rural areas gain the skills they need to build and maintain their own businesses and foster…  


Yemeni Grapes: Ancient History, Uncertain Future

Since the dawn of history, Yemen has been known as the Land of the Two Gardens, famous for the cultivation of various kinds of grapes, each with its own unique flavour, colour, and nutritional…  


The Little Clinic That Could

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Bassima was working as a volunteer midwife in one of the village clinics, a half hour walk from her home.  


Hailah: 50 years of Love for Grape Farming

Hailah - and another 70 grape farmers like her – were provided with trellises and hand tillers to help improve their agricultural production and income. Trellises help Hailah ensure that grapes are…  


UNDP and Korea support Local Women’s Union to Empower the Granddaughters of Bilqis

With funding from the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners are working for stronger gender justice and health security for over 20,000 women and children in…  


Building a Foundation of Trust: Overcoming Injustice with Inclusivity in Yemen

Understanding that the formal justice system still has a critical role to play within the community, UNDP has provided formal training and capacity building for over 1,000 personnel from rule of law…  


Yemen’s Waiting Rooms: The Dire Healthcare Shortage

In early 2020, SFD announced the delivery of a financial grant of US$ 20,000 and the contribution of 2,000 bricks (equivalent to US$ 4,000) to build three additional rooms over a four-month period.  


UNDP Yemen: Celebrating International Days

UNDP Yemen celebrates a number of international days to raise awareness of the key issues being faced across the country, and to celebrate the adversity of the Yemeni people as they work to build a…  


The Five Pillars of Success: Salwa’s Story

In a small house filled with preschool-aged children playing joyfully, we met Salwa. A 32-year-old self-made community leader from Lahj in southern Yemen. Salwa wants to share her story and…  


Communities Uniting for Common Good

The city of Hodeidah, on Yemen’s west coast, is a resilient coastal community. But today, because of the protracted conflict, there are limited jobs available which has resulted in rising poverty…  

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