Organic soap made by refugees

Sitti Soap is changing the lives of women in the Jerash Refugee Camp in Jordan by training and employing resident women to handmake olive products that are sold all over the world.

Jerash camp is one of 11 official Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan with a population of over 35,000 people that are stateless — holding no passport or national ID, only a two-year temporary renewable passport from birth.

Sitti not only focuses on creating a self-sustaining, fair wage enterprise for the women of Jerash Camp, but also offers community-based programming and empowerment for women and girls. Its handmade soaps, oil and herb mixes are made with natural products and lots of love.

Sitti means ‘my grandma’ in Arabic, which is the tradition and inspiration behind these organic soaps made by refugees. Each product is handmade by the women of Sitti and is 100% vegan, ethically purchased, biodegradable, dye- and alcohol-free, and locally sourced from ancient olive tree groves in the Jordan Valley. 

Sitti provides employment for women with different skill sets and education levels. Some women have bachelor’s degrees but have struggled to find work due to the challenging conditions of refugee living. Others are the sole source of income for themselves and their children.

A group of Sitti employees smile together. Sitti sells organic soap made by refugees.

Peace by Piece International proudly partners with Sitti. With every purchase of this organic soap made by refugees, you’re providing women with a sustainable means of income and a chance to hope once again.

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Photos for Sitti by Jacqueline Sofia

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