Collateral Repair Project (CRP) is pleased to announce that we have been selected to receive an award of $25,000 from the U.S. Embassy in Jordan through the Julia Taft Refugee Fund.

The Fund, awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, aims to address gaps in refugee protection and assistance through the implementation of sustainable programs. Julia Taft served as the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration from 1997 to 2001.

With this award, CRP will expand its programs for women’s livelihoods over the coming year. CRP will offer beauty and salon skills training to 60 women. Additionally, 12 members of the Hope Workshop will receive special training in garment making. Over the coming year, we will provide a 36-hour module of business skills training for 120 women enrolled in both Hope Workshop and Beauty School. These programs help women from refugee communities to potentially create new income for their families.

Hope Workshop Collective members at work. August 2020

Hope Workshop is a craft collective that allows women to express their creativity while also earning extra income for their families. Beauty School is a comprehensive course of salon skills. Held in the women-only section of our community center in Hashemi Shamali, both Hope Workshop and Beauty School are safe spaces for women to work and learn together.

We look forward to sharing success stories from this women’s livelihoods initiative at CRP in the coming months, and we express our sincere gratitude to the U.S. Department of State for this opportunity.

CRP, established in 2006, is a grassroots organization in Amman, Jordan providing needed assistance to refugees. CRP runs two community centers and is solely dependent on donor support. If you are interested in being a donor, please contact [email protected].