European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and EU help Syrian refugee women build their businesses

December 17, 2019
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Together with the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) supports Syrian refugees’ economic integration by helping them build and develop new marketable skills. Through the EBRD’s advisory services for small businesses, the Bank connected with Homs League Abroad -a non-profit organisation in Jordan currently housing 107 mothers and their children – to provide training opportunities for female refugees in food and garment production.

“Bil Foron” – literally translated as ‘’in the oven ‘’ – is a mobile application that trains women to make food; and“Fashion Way” is a textile factory that quite simply teaches women how to make garments.

Operating in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, Homs League has been hosting over 500 women and children refugees from Syria since 2015. The non-profit and numerous other small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Jordan have managed to develop their businesses with the help of the EBRD and donor funds from the European Union.


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  • Jordan
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