Growing a business and caring for a family, from a refugee camp
This is part of our World Refugee Day series honoring Kiva borrowers who made the incredible journey from refugee to entrepreneur.
Najah, whose name means “Success” in Arabic, comes from a Bedouin background and is now a successful business woman herself. She raises sheep and goats and sells milk and meat.
She lives with her 5 children in a refugee camp near Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, in the West Bank. Her husband lives most of the week in Israel due to his work, so she runs the household and the business. She’s working in difficult conditions — the West Bank economy is in crisis and many families like Najah’s have to scrape together a living in refugee camps or settlements.
Read more about Najah's story on Kiva's Medium page -->>