“It was important for me to have an independent income that would meet the needs of my family.” Hanan Hadeeb, 60 years old, Jordan.
Through participating in various training courses for older women, Hanan became interested in natural detergents and started a business developing and selling natural shampoos. This not only provided her with an income, but gave her back her autonomy, a sense of self-worth and a new social outlet, that she felt she had lost when she retired from her career as a nurse. Read her full story here.
“I am so glad with my new shop. It gives me hope for the future. Before, I used to simply sit and wait for small rations”. Elisabeth Nyachoat Korgan, 63 years old, Ngunyyiel refugee camp.
“I will never fall again.” Daw Toe Ma, 78 years old, Myanmar.
Over the years, physical strain from Daw Toe Ma’s job and an eye condition has meant she can no longer see or move easily. This left her feeling depressed and isolated by her disability. However, through receiving a disability allowance she now has a source of income and more control over her future. Read her full story here.