On many mornings in Aqaba, ladies could be singing, laughing, talking, and drinking tea while creating unique hand made items…from trash. The passer by would never imagine the path these ladies have taken to get to the center each day- divorced, orphaned, widowed, or married to a man who already has many wives, many struggling to pay for basic needs. Amidst the rubble, these ladies arrive with dignity each day, empowered to craft items to provide for the needs of themselves and their family.
Green Creations started in December of 2009 as a World Associates project to train individuals to use recycled materials to create income generating products such as beads, jewelry, bags, bowls, purses, baskets and more. These items are marketed and sold to the tourist market in Aqaba and in a variety of venues in the United States.
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