Stories


Business As Usual!

In the face of socio-economic hardships in Gaza, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the partnership between UNDP and SDC yielded job opportunities for over 2,620 youth and the establishment of 140 start-ups.…  


Inspiration in Times of Crisis

Yafa Abdel Rahim is a 23-year-old Palestinian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Cerati, a Palestinian start-up that works to connect university students and fresh graduates with companies in…  


Access to Justice for the Most Vulnerable in Gaza

Arwa is a 35 year old woman from Gaza who benefited from legal aid under the Sawasya joint programme with UNDP, UNWomen and UNICEF  


A Business Owner and Mother

Amal Moqat, is a 47-year-old mother from Gaza and the sole breadwinner of her family. She applied for a grant from UNDP's DEEP programme to revive my husband’s plant nursery after he left her. She…  


Adding life to words – a voice from Gaza

SAWTI (my voice in Arabic) is an employment generation initiative launched by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People to develop the skills and capacities of talented young graduates…  


Lifeguarding in Gaza

Bilal Basheer is one of the 120 lifeguards supported by UNDP’s Gaza emergency job creation programme with funds from the Islamic Development Bank. "I should always be cautious and focused, and with…  

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