5,000 families suffer from poverty in Ajloun

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AMMAN — After he was paralyzed due to a stroke, 50-year-old Khaled Ananza, who lives in Kufranja district in Ajloun Governorate, was left with only one source of support for his family of three: the National Aid Fund, a local news outlet reported.اضافة اعلان

Ananza’s family is one of 5,000 that benefit from the fund’s programs in Ajloun, where poverty has spread to more than 25 percent of the 147,000 residents, with three poverty pockets across the governorate.

One solution that may contribute to limiting poverty in Ajloun is the establishment and implementation of development projects specifically tailored to the governorate, including agricultural, environmental, and tourism projects, the news outlet said.

However, according to specialists, development projects require time, money, and investment power.

In Ajloun, 2,700 families benefit from the National Aid Fund’s basic support program, while 2,300 families benefit from the supplementary support program.

Support goes to private wallets or bank accounts following the filing of a request and investigations by specialized teams, which check on families’ living and economic situations to confirm they are eligible for support.

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