The EU Regional Trust Fund helps Jordanians expand their business

August 23, 2018
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One of the first women’s rights advocate and entrepreneur from Mafraq, Jordan, Asmaa turned her precarious economic situation into a profitable business.

After her separation, Asmaa opened a clothes shop and thanks to funds provided through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, Asma received a loan that helped her expand her business.

With the shop’s profit, Asmaa was able to treat her sick daughter, help her parents, her neighbours and relatives. Asma is now well-known in the city for her women’s rights activism.

This initiative is one of many similar projects, implemented through the EU Regional Trust Fund funded LEADERS project. This project is helping some 250,000 Syrian and local community members, like Asmaa, to become economically self-reliant.

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  • Jordan