In 2013, Safiyah Abd El Ghafar arrived in Jordan with her family of 10, clutching nothing more than the hands of her children. With her elderly husband unable to find work, she soon found herself in the position of having to become the sole provider for her family. Abd El Ghafar applied for UN Women’s cash-for-work tailoring program at the Oasis Centre for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls. Not letting her gender, age, or lack of experience get in her way, the 46-year-old secured her first job.
Continue reading about Abd El Ghafar, who now has her own tailoring business within the Za'atari camp.