Ma’an Lil-Hayat is the first and only project in Palestine that produces felt crafts from natural sheep wool. They purchase wool from local shepherds in Bethlehem, and undertake the entire process of wool-making from cleaning the wool, carding, dyeing, felting, and drying. The result is a collection of unique and adorable items, including the nativity scene, Christmas ornaments, toys for children, and accessories.
Ma’an Lil-Hayat currently provides daily social activities, craft production and meals for 19 people with intellectual disabilities from refugee camps and villages of the Bethlehem area. Through community life and work, Ma’an Lil-Hayat seeks to foster the development of self-esteem and creativity, the ability to make choices, and the active participation in a learning environment.