Sewing Machine to a Displaced Women In Yemen

by Smile Organization for Relief and Development(SORD) Effective Nonprofit


This project will support 100 displaced women who lost their husbands because of the war to start business. 100 displaced women will be trained in sewing and handicrafts. 50 of those women will get a sewing machine and accessories. The remaining 50 women will be provided with handicrafts (accessories, embroidery machines, etc.).

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More two years later, Situation in Yemen has become one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world," according to the United Nations Population Fund which estimated 18.8 million people - two thirds of the population - are in need of assistance or protection. The United Nations Humanitarian Needs Overview said that some 7,600 Yemenis have been killed, more than 42,000 have been injured and over 2 million are displaced. As well as displacement and poverty, women became the heads of families.


SORD will train 100 women (The poorest displaced women who lost their heads of households in the war) in sewing and handicrafts, then equip them with machines and supplies to start a business.

Long-Term Impact

The project will train 100 women to rise out of poverty and displacement , which will provide for their families' economic income and allowing their children go to schools. In short, all their families will become more stable, health, and well-being.

Organization Information

Smile Organization for Relief and Development(SORD)

Location: Sana'a - Yemen
Twitter: @sordyemen
Project Leader:
Abdulalem Mahyoub
Sana'a, Yemen

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