In Wadi Rayan, Jordan, MCC supports women in income generation projects through the Wadi Rayan Women’s Benevolent Society. Ratiba Abdula holds a handful of thyme that she grows in her yard. She started the project with a loan from the Wadi Rayan Women’s Benevolent Society.
Kwaleh Ebdah stands beneath an olive tree on her land in the Jordan Valley. She is part of the Wadi Rayan Women’s Benevolent Society, which is supported by MCC, and she used a loan from the society to buy plants to cultivate on her small piece of land.
Zarifa Khatib holds her grandson Hamzeh at her home in the village of Wadi Rayan. She received a loan from the Wadi Rayan Women’s Benevolent Society, an organization supported by MCC, to start a yogurt business out of her home. She also makes a type of cheese called labneh.
Thraya Amarin sifts grains into a pan outside her home in the community of Gregrah, located in Wadi Araba, Jordan. Her grandchildren Mohammad Amarin (in red) and Amani Amarin (in orange) help her. MCC supports a water project and a goat project in the community.
A goat project in Wadi Araba provides income and food for poor families. Khulood, 11, holds one of the offspring of the goat that her father received. MCC partners with the Wadi Araba Benevolent Society to provide goats for families.
A water catchment project in Wadi Araba provides water for crops. By collecting water in a large cistern on top of a hill, farmers can use gravity to move water to their crops – an important benefit because the gasoline used to power pumps for the water is becoming very expensive.