Sitti Soap trains and employs women in the Jerash Refugee Camp in Jordan to hand make olive products that are sold all over the world. Jerash camp is the poorest of the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, with over 50% of the population living below the national poverty line.
Sitti Soap pays fair wages to women in the Jerash Camp and offers community-based programming and empowerment for women and girls, including job training, health and safety services, and language training.
Forty-one percent of Sitti’s team members have disabilities or are providing direct support to someone with a disability. Each product is handmade and is 100% vegan, ethically purchased, biodegradable, dye and alcohol free, and locally sourced from ancient olive tree groves in the Jordan Valley.
Ikram is a resident of the Jerash Refugee Camp in Jordan with her husband and extended family of 13. She is employed as an artisan soap maker at Sitti, allowing her the opportunity for financial independence. Her husband suffers from chronic illness and is unable to work. His condition, coupled with the high cost of treatment, left Ikram and her family in debt. When Ikram joined the soap-making team at Sitti, she was able to pay off the loans and become debt free. Now Ikram works part time for Sitti while also caring for her husband and children.