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    Helping one mother get her business off the ground

    Day 180

    Meet Rola

    Meet Rola. She lives in Za’atari Refugee Settlement, and has the idea to invest in her skills as a cook.

    “I cook for my family almost every day, and when I help my neighbors I was getting very positive feedback. So I started to think I might be able to invest in my cooking skills.”

    But she lacked one important thing – cooking implements!

    Rola has been asked to cook large meals for community gatherings, and had to borrow her pots and utensils to prepare the meal. So today, we delivered to Rola her very own set of equipment.

    Her new tools has made cooking even more fun – now, she even makes ice cream! But what has really made the difference for Rola is her ability to invest in the future – for herself, her family, and her community. “I always think that I want to be one of the reasons that our circumstances as a family and as a community to get better,” she said.

    And Rola has even bigger hopes for the future. “I will be able to strengthen my personality and become more involved in my community, and to be an example for other women to start thinking about their own small business!”

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