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Transforming Lives

Business association leads entrepreneurs on path to success

When Samer Al Jabari started his software development and consulting company in 2002, he had no experience and no customers. He went to the Young Entrepreneurs Association (YEA), established in 1998 to promote entrepreneurship in Jordan and encourage national economic development, to get help in runing his business.

Remah Salah Shihab talks about her experience participating in the internship program.

When Remah Salah Shihab finished university, she began looking for a job—a challenging proposition in a country like Jordan, where recent graduates find an extremely competitive job market and few opportunities to gain job experience. A friend told Remah about the NetCorps project and she sent in her resume.

Entrepreneur Muna Hamdan

Muna Hamdan needs an endless supply of jars and plastic bags for her home-based business producing jams and pickles.

Thanks to the work of courageous people such as Amira, the women from the Ray of Light program in Jordan empowered themselves.

Ten years ago, Amira owned a beauty salon, drove her own car, and helped her husband pay the household bills.

Princess Basma bint Talal inaugurated the awards ceremony on the final day.

Although its natural resources are limited, Jordan's population growth is accelerating, posing a real challenge to health, education, and social service development. Jordan's population of 5.29 million people is growing at the fast rate of 2.59 percent.

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Last updated: June 16, 2016

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