Ghufran, 37 -year-old, amother of 4 children, internally displaced from Aleppo. Her husband went missing 5 years ago and she had to flee from Aleppo and settled in Rural Damascus. As the sole provider for her family and with no education, she resorted to small cleaning jobs with her elder daughter who had to leave school to help her. “life here was so expensive, I used to work from the break of down for very long hours just to be able to cover the rent. We counted on charity for our basic needs”

Ghufran is one of 60 people who joined UNDP’s entrepreneurship programme where she received extensive training in hairdressing skills. With the help of the in-kind grant that she received after completing the training course, she managed to run her own beauty-salon based in her house.

“Thanks to UNDP and its Entrepreneurship programme, I’m now doing something I really love and I can support my family. The most important thing is that my daughter now is back to school and back on track with her education”

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