Lakiya Negev Weaving, “Sidreh”


Founded in 1991, the Lakiya Negev Weaving Initiative empowers Bedouin women of the Negev on personal and economic levels by applying their specialized weaving skills to produce unique woven products for local and international markets.

The Bedouin weavers use the traditional, homemade ground looms of their culture to craft the distinctive products. They use the pure wool of Awasi sheep, sheared by local Bedouin shepherds, and spin it into thread. These authentic artisan products are renowned both for their beauty and durability. This tradition is a strong part of communal life, and it has strong roots in the unique Bedouin cultural-heritage.

The Lakiya Weaving Initiative is Sidreh’s flagship project, and a successfully locally based social enterprise managed by Bedouin women – so we are truly part of the community we serve.

.  Working in homesteads near the village of Lakiya more than 38 (formerly 150) craftswomen continue centuries of tradition, passed from mother to daughter, by herding, spinning, dyeing and weaving pure Awassi sheep wool.

Using drop spindles and ground looms they produce quality items which are durable, dye fast and mothproof.  Lakiya is now a part of the work done by Al Sidreh, which has adult literacy and other programmes empowering women in the Bedouin community, particularly those in unrecognized villages.

We last visited Lakiya in 2016 and had lunch at the desert home of a woman participating in the income generating program. Hadeel normally stocks small rugs and cushions, but can order larger items for customers.

Sindyanna of Galilee

  Sindyanna of Galilee, run entirely by Arab and Jewish women, joined the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO) in 2003.  Established in 1996, it aims to advance the Arab economy in Israel and to help preserve the land.

Olives have been the mainstay of Arab farmers for centuries.  Israeli authorities discourage sales of Arab-grown olive oil and since 1948 have confiscated over 70% of Arab-owned land. Oil which cannot be used for food is made into soap which is made by traditional methods in Nablus, then cleaned, packed and exported by Sindyanna.

As well as the original soap, other varieties are now stocked – honey, pomegranate, lemon, sage, Dead Sea mud.  Za’atar is sourced from Palestinian farmers in the Jericho area. Traditional baskets are made in a women’s project with a new centre with modern shop in Cana. Recently they began a cookery project for Arab women, hoping new skills will enable them to find work in catering.

In  2012 our study tour visited the centre and the Scots Olive Grove being developed in partnership with the Church of Scotland.

Melkite Palestinian Embroidery Workshop

Melkite Palestinian Embroidery Workshop, Ramallah:

The Melkite Pastoral Center was established in 1988 during the first Intifada (Palestinian uprising) in the city of Ramallah by the sisters of Greek Catholic (Melkite) Church Center. The center gives income-generation opportunities through sewing and embroidery work to more than 180 women from 17 villages and 2 refugee camps in the central West Bank.

The Center also organizes social activities for women, such as the Mother’s Day celebration, and lectures on women’s issues, and arranges homemade Palestinian dishes cooked by the embroiderers for tour groups visiting the city.

The Melkite Church provides facilities where women obtain fabric and thread, which they take home to embroider, in exchange for wages. The products are inspired by traditional designs that decorate Palestinian women’s dresses, and symbolically represent the hills, trees, and flowers of the country.

Due to low sales, women occasionally have been sent home with no work. There are “. . . continuing hard economic conditions and travel restrictions.  The wall affects areas where some workers live; we have very limited access to Jerusalem where there are foreign tourists.

The Workshop’s products are among Hadeel’s most popular – purses, bags, hangings and cushion covers.  In 2008 Palcrafts gave them a grant to travel to Dubai to secure orders, and in 2012 gave a grant to help them publish a new catalogue.  A grant from Palcrafts in 2015  enabled them to purchase a printer/fax/scanner so they can improve their promotion of products.

Haneen Project

Haneen Project, Nablus –

The Haneen Project is an initiative established in 2007 in Balata refugee camp in the Nablus area in the northern West Bank, as a result of Sunbula’s product development training activities. A group of women who received the training formed an independent income-generating project in order to utilize their newly-acquired skills for handicraft production. Haneen means ‘longing’ in Arabic, and it symbolizes the refugees’ longing for their ancestral homeland and cultural heritage.

Balata is the largest of the 19 Palestinian refugee camps in the occupied West Bank. The camp’s 22,000 inhabitants suffer from overcrowded living conditions, poor infrastructure, poverty, and conflict-related violence. Haneen Project is a response to meet the economic needs of families, who strive to put food on the table, educate their children, and care for their sick and elderly. Haneen’s products boast distinct beauty.

Their skilled embroiderers stitch with wide ranging techniques in addition to the common cross-stitching, and use unique regional and local materials, such as Syrian satin or leather from Heborn, in their designs.

Experimenting with ancient designs and techniques, Haneen is producing items not made in other groups. Hadeel stocks a few, mainly cushion covers.  Because of their isolated position, Haneen is quite dependent on Sunbula; it is difficult for others to buy directly and send the money

Canaan Fair Trade

Canaan Fair Trade:  Canaan sells Fair Trade and organic olive oil, almonds, za’atar, freekeh and maftoul produced by over 2,000 small farmers organized in informal cooperatives.

Their partner is Palestinian Fair Trade Organisation, founded in 2004, the largest FT producer group in the Middle East!  Zaytoun exists for the rural communities to sustain their livelihoods, farming traditions, ancient trees and millennia-old permaculture and ecosystem.”

Their projects include empowering women, Clean Palestine, micro-loans, and Trees for Life. Hadeel stocks many sizes and qualities of oil; including the first olive oil ever to be granted a Fair Trade certification, facilitated by our long-term partner in the UK, Zaytoun,

Hirbawi Textile Factory

Hirbawi Textile factory in Hebron has become famous as the last Palestinian factory making kufiyas, as cheap ones from China have flooded the market decimating local businesses.  Ten people are employed in the factory which through Hadeel supplies The New Internationalist and Amnesty catalogue.

Inside the factory, fifteen industrial looms (both working and non-working) fill half of the florescent-lit warehouse. The working machines thump in constant motion, creating an insistent roar inside the building. The factory now runs only half the machines because sales have been in steady decline since the 1990s.

The factory was started over 60 years ago by Yassar Hirbawi, and is now run by his three sons and a family friend. He says Kufiya is more popular than ever in Palestine. During the first Intifada, many avoided wearing it for fear of being arrested. But now, Kufiya is worn as a symbol of Palestinian culture and heritage. He adds: “It’s our past, future…It means everything”.

The traditional Palestinian kufiya is this black-and-white pattern, which makes up over 70 percent of the factory’s sales. The black-and-white kufiya is often referred to as the unofficial Palestinian flag, and carries deep meaning for many who wear it. There are numerous stories about the origin of the kufiya’s pattern. It is said to represent a fishing net, a honeycomb, the joining of hands, or the marks of dirt and sweat wiped off a worker’s brow, among other things.

Our study tour visited Hirbawi Textile in June, 2012.

Idna Ladies Association

Idna Ladies’ Association: Started in 1998, this group is located in the village of Idna, southwest of Hebron.  The village is quite isolated and suffers not only from frequent Israeli blockades of major roads, but also from the construction of the Separation Wall.

Embroidery is done by 50 women, 4 do the sewing and there are 4 paid staff at the centre.  The Association has a savings scheme allowing any member to borrow money for a particularly pressing need.  Benefiting from the help of a Japanese designer and sewing instructor, the products evince highest quality in design, embroidery and sewing.  Shoulder bags and backpacks are very popular, and their unique thistle design coasters were designed by Joan Musgrave for the Scottish market.

The women learned skills in product design, sewing, quality control, inventory, and financial management, in order to provide a much-needed income-generation opportunity to the village women.

Today, the Association has grown from a humble room to a workshop equipped with machineries and worktables. Many of the women are the family breadwinners that made possible for their daughters to receive college education, an opportunity that was not afforded to themselves.

Idna’s products are known for incorporating the beauty of Palestinian embroidery in modernday, pratical items, like backpacks, tote bags, and coin purses. They are made with impeccable sewing and embroidery skills that women have honed over years.

A Palcrafts grant in 2007 enabled 3 women to study English and acquire computer skills but this is a very proud, independent group of women who have not asked for other grants.


Ma’an lil-Hayat

Ma’an lil-Hayat (Together for Life), Bethlehem, with a new branch in the village of Dar Salah near Bethlehem, is the first and only wool-felting project in Palestine.

Founded in August 2009, people with and without intellectual disabilities make felted-wool ornaments, nativity sets, and other gift items. Raw wool is purchased from local shepherds (benefiting the local economy) and the whole process of cleaning, carding, dyeing, felting and drying is done by members.

A project of the International Federation of L’Arche Communities, Ma’an lil-Hayat, with 23 producers, “is a place where we discover and share our gifts through relationships of friendship and trust.”  Workers are given a weekly stipend, experiencing the joy of earning money through working.  Maha Ghareeb, director, and Suha, a speech therapist, came to Scotland in 2011. Hadeel has funded 2 electric carding machines for Ma’an, who are now in new premises.  They have succeeded in getting donations for a new more industrial size electric carding machine so that the carded wool now is better quality and the work much quicker.

Lifegate Rehabilitation Centre

Lifegate Rehabilitation Centre, Beit Jala: Lifegate is an organisation with Palestinian and German staff, whose goal is to help the Gate of Life stay open for people with impairments, whether physical or mental. Lifegate conducts a thorough assessment of each child’s needs with examinations by both Israeli and Palestinian doctors. A well-equipped new building opened in 2013 enables many staff to do diagnostics, medical care, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy and special education for 30 disabled people.

There are sheltered workshops and the first special school on the West Bank for children with special needs.  Workers receive payments for products they make but this is not a large part of Lifegate’s mission. Carpentry, blacksmith, shoe repair, tailoring, knitting and traditional crafts are taught and sometimes lead to the person returning with skills to his/her home.

Lifegate have received several grants from Palcrafts, the latest in 2016 for the purchase of a computer to use with disabled children in their kindergarten and school.

Oasis Workshop for People with Special Needs

Oasis Workshop for People with Special Needs, Beit Sahour 

The Oasis Center, which is one of the development centers of HWC, was established in 1998. The center aims at integrating persons with mild and moderate disabilities in society through training them on vocational skills congruent to their abilities. This is because the center aims at increasing their self-confidence and independence. The center has contributed to the changing on the negative attitudes towards this segment of the society. In addition to increasing the awareness of members of the society about their abilities by promoting them as active and productive segment of the society if it has been provided with the suitable opportunity. This has been accomplished through organizing awareness activities in cooperation with the different local organizations including schools and universities.

Oasis Center believes that everyone has value, talent and a social role – whether with mental disabilities or not – to make it possible for them to contribute to society by creating an appropriate environment for each social group according to the circumstances and peculiarities. For this, the center works to give workers an opportunity to integrate into the community and the development of their spirits as part of the family in particular ad society general.

The center has increased the active relationships between members of the center and their families through organizing periodical meetings with the member’s parents and awareness raising workshops for them. This is to enhance the connection between the center and the member’s families and increasing their awareness on how to interact with people with disabilities. The center was able to increase the number of its members from 16 to 19, who are with mild and moderate disabilities through its successful relationship with institutions working with people with disabilities. At the professional level, one of the most significant activities of the center is organizing quality activities included the integration of people with disabilities in the society through establishing professional relationships with the local organizations of interest including Children’s Village in Bethlehem, Saint Joseph School and the Catholic School. Additionally, a new product line of fabric art was developed in cooperation with Sunbula organization in Jerusalem. Through this production line, the center has participated in the annual Sunbula Bazar. The demand for product of the Oasis was of significant this year compared with 201 3 as the products displayed matched market demand at the time.

It is worth noting that Beit Sahour municipality bought a value of NIS 15,000 products from the center, including 100 greeting cards which were distributed to official institutions and councils in celebration of the New Year, and 550 decorated ceramic plates distributed during celebration for the elderly in Beit Sahour. These accomplishments are as a result of efforts that have been made to market for the products through the organization of integration activities and galleries, which the center has participated at. In 2014, the Oasis center actively participated in the network of institutions representing people with disabilities in Bethlehem. The center has participated in all of the network’s activities and annual meetings. The center has strengthened its relationship with local organizations and connection through its membership in the network resulting in the provision of different services professionally with focus on the rights of people with disabilities.

Women’s Child Care Society

Women’s Child Care Society, Beit Jala

The Women’s Child Care Society (WCCS) was established in 1944 in the town of Beit Jala near Bethlehem in the central West Bank. In 1948, the villagers organized two first-aid centers and lunch programs to help the casualties of the 1948 war and the refugees pouring into Bethlehem. Over the last five decades, WCCS has grown to serve increasing needs of the community, and today operates a cafeteria, activities for senior citizens, youth summer camps, low-cost housing, and income generation through food and handicrafts production.

WCCS is among the few embroidery groups that have preserved the Tahriri, couching stitch embroidery that is unique to the Bethlehem area. The Society has trained 15 women from Tequa’, the village south of Bethlehem, on this complex stitching technique where gold and silver chords are twisted into vividly colored threads. It takes six months of training for a woman to become skilled in this special technique. WCCS currently provides embroidery work for 50 women from 10 villages in the area. The women take fabric and threads home to work while running their households, bring the finished pieces back for payment, and seamstresses sew them up to finished products. Their products include gorgeously embellished evening bags and home decors.

Women’s Child Care Society
Opposite St. Nicholas Church, Beit Jala
Bethlehem District, West Bank
Telefax: (+972) 02-274-2507

Surif Women’s Cooperative

Surif Women’s Cooperative

The village of Surif (pop. 15,000) is located alongside the Green Line (1949 Armistice Line separating West Bank and Israel), in a beautiful hilly region between Bethlehem and Hebron.  About a half of the village population is refugees from the 1948 war, who fled their homeland that later became a part of the State of Israel.

In 1950, a group of Mennonite volunteers came to the village to establish the Palestinian Needlework Program, in order to give the refugee women an opportunity to supplement their family income and to enhance their own self-reliance through empowerment.  In 1979, the village women took over the responsibilities to run the project, which, after a period of intensive training, was reborn as Surif Women’s Cooperative, in 1983.

Surif’s Women’s Cooperative is known for their distinct style, using cream-colored ‘mansouri’ cotton fabric instead of the popular ‘eitamin’ cross-stitch canvas. The embroidery patterns are produced by a system of counting threads, a method that gives the embroidery its striking and exact appearance on both sides of the fabric.  Surif’s designs are adapted from traditional Palestinian dresses and reflect the heritage from different regions of Palestine.


Surif Women’s Cooperative
Surif, Hebron District, West Bank

Al Zaytouna

Al Zaytouna Jewelry was founded in Bethlehem in 2005 by a talented artist Nadira Al Araj. Nadira’s enthusiasm and passion for ancient crafts and art work especially custom-made jewelry lead her into learning this ancient art and craft of individual casting of olive leaves and molding them into unique pieces of sterling silver jewelry.

Nadira joined forces with Towfic Kattan, the last remaining traditional silversmith in Bethlehem in establishing Zaytouna Jewelry to preserve and spread this traditional art for future generation. Towfic operates from a small studio in the center of the old town and specializes in hand made traditional styles of jewelry. Towfic has passed his knowledge and expertise to his son Samer who has joined this joint venture.

Zaytouna Jewelry team create original designs by transforming handpicked olive leaves from the Holy Land into unique, one of a kind sterling silver pieces. Each handmade piece is a replica of an actual olive leaf from trees in the hills around Jerusalem that date back over 2,000 years. The highest quality recycled sterling silver is always used and this is produced by a family-run refinery in the Holy Land.

Bethlehem Committee for Rehabilitation and Development

Bethlehem Committee for Rehabilitation and Development:  BAWU helped to start this family-run workshop with small business funding assistance. BCRD produces sterling silver items, which are mostly religious.

The workshop has suffered severe damage from IDF operations.  Additionally, the family was out of their home for 40 days and everything was stolen. At one point, they had no work for 42 months.  They received a 2012 grant from Palcrafts for new machinery which has alleviated health and safety risks in the workshop.

Like other local businesses and artisans, the lack of tourism severely affects their sales.

Bethlehem Arab Women’s Union

Bethlehem Arab Women’s Union:

The Arab Women’s Union in Bethlehem is a non-profit charitable, social and cultural society, founded in 1947 in Bethlehem. Its first mission was to support needy Palestinian women by providing them jobs that allowed them to have a decent life. The Union aims to promote and support local handicrafts, together with Palestinian Folklore and culinary tradition, offering help to needy women and children. The society, which leads numerous activities and cultural centers, manages an Embroidery Centre, started in 1968 with the goal of providing work for disadvantaged women and to preserve traditional embroidery skills, an integral part of Bethlehem culture and heritage. The embroidery patterns are drawn from the ornate designs of traditional dress, and are adapted to modern items as pillows, wallets, purses and accessories.

The women who embroider are trained at the Center and receive the raw materials, as threads and canvas, to work at home. This enables them to balance work alongside care of their families and homes, empowering them inside and outside their families.

Most of our beautiful runners and mats are made by 100 women working at home, bringing the work to be washed and finished at BAWU by 2 staff working there. Formed to cope with medical emergencies during the invasion of 1947, it now promotes Palestinian food, arts and crafts, marketing items with strict quality control ensuring sustainable development.

They aim to provide work opportunities for poor people in the Bethlehem area.  Lack of tourism has resulted in a severe drop in sales and marketing is severely limited as travel permits to Jerusalem are rarely given. BAWU maintains a Folklore Museum. Their charitable work is very diminished through lack of donations; however, like other Palestinians, the women involved prefer work to charity: “When you give work to people you give them life and courage and produce peace.”

A Palcrafts grant in 2006 was used for a fax machine, sewing machine and product labels. In 2016 our grant gave them a computer and professional printer.

Sulafa, UNWRA Embroidery Project

Sulafa Embroidery Project of UNRWA –

A household name in Gaza for quality embroidery, supports approximately 250 local artisans by commissioning traditional and contemporary embroidered goods. The purchase of a Sulafa product allows these women to support their families, which often rely on only one source of income.

By ensuring that women can work from home, Sulafa allows women to balance with their home responsibilities and secure income to support a better life for their children.

Sulafa is more than a way for women to earn a living. It is also a way to preserve the traditions and culture of embroidery within the Palestinian society and pass these essential skills from generation to the next. Stories depicting life in Palestinian villages and communities are conserved in dresses, scarves, pillows and many other garments, making embroidery a way to tell and remember Palestinian heritage.

(United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) provides meaningful and sustainable income for women, giving them access to the local and international market. 1.8 million Palestinians live in Gaza; about 70% are refugees with 80% dependent on international aid. With the current high local poverty level and blockade of Gaza, sales have declined, but they still provide income for 300 women’s households. Sulafa ensures that a traditional art form is kept alive as part of Palestinian cultural identity.

Palcrafts hosted Hind El-Arabi, then UNRWA Women’s Programme Officer in Gaza, during Fair Trade Fortnight 2010. In Nov. 2015 UNRWA’s Commissioner General said about Palestinian refugees, There is a deep sense of despair and insecurity . . . their vulnerability and isolation is . . . reaching levels not seen in generations. In the same year Palcrafts donated £2000 for table lamps with rechargeable batteries so women can work at home, and children can study after dark.  Sulafa are now trying to concentrate on social media and the export market; they were finalists in the “Excellence in Community Impact” category at a Folk Art Market in the States.

Gloria Enterprise

Olive wood display at Gloria Enterprises

The traces of Gloria Investments’ journey are rooted in the early 1970’s, when Issa J Musleh, alongside his father, worked day and night to improve his skills in carving small pieces of olive wood and exceled in the olive wood industry.

Many years thereafter, and with the mission to establish fair trade opportunities for all, Issa J Musleh decided to expand his work and founded Gloria Investments, providing the biggest wholesale and retail services within the industry.

Since 2008, Gloria Investments has been working and cooperating with approximately 65 olive wood workshops.  These workshops belong majorly to Christian families in Bethlehem, Palestine- located east of Jerusalem. Stemming out of our aim to develop and strengthen the olive wood industry, and based on our morals and standards in supporting the local Christian community, Gloria Investments has expanded these workshops’ opportunities and increased fair trade initiatives by importing accessories for them at a fair price.

We at Gloria Investments strive to provide top services, fair trade, elite and customized products to clients all over the globe. With physical presence in North America and the Middle East (Holy Land), our customer service department works tirelessly to guarantee such quality services.

Located just a few meters away from the Shepherds’ Field in the heart of Beit Sahour, Palestine; the headquarters of Gloria Investments offers not only top quality services & products, but also a fantastic location to visit with breathtaking views to wonder. If you are shopping for (seasonal) hand-made authentic gifts, or looking for new business opportunities, Gloria Investments is your address. Either by visiting our location or browsing our website, we are happy to make your acquaintance and we welcome you to our business.

When trade becomes fair we have accomplished our goal!

All of the Bethlehem area is isolated by the Separation Wall and nearly surrounded by settlements.  Gloria’s shop showcases work of artisans and encourages cooperation, maintaining the highest quality. Many artisans are in serious debt; although they receive what is considered locally a fair price for their work, like other Palestinian artisans, they have no health insurance or pensions.

The olive wood products are carved from wood that must be dried for at least a year before using.  Traditionally the wood comes from the pruning the trees, ensuring environmental sustainability.  Hadeel commissions new designs and is one of the few customers who pay for orders right away, enabling this group’s work to continue.

We also support “Keep Hope Alive”, an olive tree planting project coordinated in the area by the YMCA.

Beit Doqu Development Society

Beit Doqu Development Society is a nonprofit charitable organization established in 1988 by a group of active young people in the village of Beit Doqu, a picturesque agricultural village near Jerusalem in the central West Bank. It is a public institution for every citizen of the village and provides cultural, social, agricultural, and health services in the community. It also aims to enhance the status and role of women through income-generation activities.
The village used to prosper from agricultural export to the Gulf states and its close proximity to Jerusalem. However, over the last decade, the expansion of Israeli settlements, road network and the Separation Wall have completely encircled the village, resulting in the loss of a large area of agricultural land, a vital source of livelihood. Sunbula began the jewelry-making project for women who sought economic opportunity by setting up the workshop and a training course. Sunbula’s designer taught beading techniques and basic metal work, including cutting, sawing, melding, and polishing, and helped the women create jewelry for sale.
The Beit Doqu jewelry collection includes delicately hand-crafted necklaces, earrings, and bracelets from brass, silver, and semiprecious stones, using Islamic styles and Arabesque designs. The Society also runs the food production unit, and their tomato sauce, fruit jams, and dairy products are popular.

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Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children

Atfaluna, Gaza StripAtfaluna Society for Deaf Children, Gaza is a registered Palestinian NGO located in Gaza City, has been working in the field of persons with hearing disabilities education and allied services since 1992. Literally thousands of deaf children and adults and their families are served annually at Atfaluna through persons with hearing disabilities education, audiology, speech therapy, income generating programs for the deaf, vocational training, parents’, teachers’ and community training and awareness programs, and a host of other services and programs.

The organisation currently employs 134 permanent staff members of which 55% are deaf. Atfaluna’s services focus on serving persons with hearing disabilities in particular and the community in general. This focus comes in light of the inclusive development approach Atfaluna adopts to create an inclusive environment for persons with disabilities within an all-inclusive environment free of limitations.

Respect of human rights is a key component throughout the organisation. Atfaluna adopts the Convention of International Human Rights and International Laws as well as Palestinian laws in this regard. Due to this Atfaluna has developed several policies which guarantee equal rights for everyone and has worked on adopting it and publicizing it to organisations working in the field. It has also developed practical procedures to guarantee accomplishment and a comprehensive complaint system; among these policies are:

–           Child protection policy

–           Neutrality and non-discrimination policy

–           Conflict of interest policy

–           Anti-corruption policy

Atfaluna considers itself a learning organisation, it believes in the principle of change, it continuously works to modify its techniques and train its staff to keep up with changes and trends within the charity sector, administrative, financial, social, psychosocial, educational and vocational in line with world visions and keeping with the Palestinian setting.

The family environment at Atfaluna and close social bonds and high dedication and commitment which ties the Atfaluna staff together makes Atfaluna stand out as an exceptional model for the work of NGOs who continue to serve their communities regardless of difficulties and challenges.

Our grants to Atfaluna include: 2009 for some repair work after the bombing during “Operation Cast Lead” when almost all windows and frames were destroyed; 2014 contributing £2000 to a programme which enabled some of the artisans to obtain glasses much needed  especially when working on black material; and in 2016, $3000 for materials for home workers.

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Ahdaf, (Arabic “goals”) based in Bethlehem, opened in 2010 by Mervat Jackaman who needed to find income after her husband became too ill to work.  From a small workshop this family run business produces stained glass items.

Their recycled glass production also promotes women’s role in society and promotes Palestinian handcrafts.  They give 20% of their profits to St. Martha’s House, a day centre for elderly women whose message is “life is to be cherished at all stages, and it is possible to care for those who need it most even under the most adverse of conditions!”.  They hope with donations to find a permanent home for St. Martha’s House.

Help The Christian Elderly of Bethlehem in The Holy Land
“We are a nonprofit charitable organization that provides a day care for the elderly within the area in the absence of retirement pensions and lack of support.”
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