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Japan allocates $66,802 grant to Dar Abu Abdullah Association

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AMMAN — The Government of Japan has decided to extend a $66,802 grant to Dar Abu Abdullah Association for Philanthropy and Development (DAA) for the provision of refrigerated trucks under the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme.اضافة اعلان

The grant contract was signed by Shimazaki Kaoru, ambassador of Japan to the Jordan and Samer Balkar, director-general of DAA, at a ceremony held at the Embassy of Japan on Wednesday.

This grant assistance aims to increase profits of micro and home-based businesses that DAA has supported through the provision of two refrigerated trucks to the association.

Named after His Majesty the late King Hussein bin Talal and chaired by HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, DAA was established with a mission to empower the most vulnerable individuals across the country and sustain their livelihood addressing the underlying causes of hunger and poverty. DAA has helped low-income families establish more than 270 micro and home-based businesses.

This project is expected to enable microbusiness owners to transport a larger amount of their products and more frequently to the market at an affordable price.

At the signing ceremony Shimazaki expressed his gratitude to DAA’s great social contribution and stated: “Considering the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and high unemployment rates, it is essential to strengthen support for vulnerable people more than ever. I sincerely hope that this project will help microbusiness owners to expand their businesses and improve their livelihood by increasing their revenues, and eventually, promote their own financial independence.”

For his turn Balkar said: “Our mission at Dar Abu Abdullah is to empower the most vulnerable communities through programs that sustain their livelihoods and improve the well-being of their families… With this generous grant from the Government of Japan, Dar Abu Abdullah will be able to provide better services to beneficiaries and enhance their access to market, leading to improving their profitability, as well as contributing to the sustainability and expansion of their home-based businesses towards graduating out of poverty.”

Under the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects, Japan has extended more than $10 million for 152 projects to non-governmental organizations, schools, hospitals, and local governments in Jordan since 1993.

The Embassy of Japan calls for new proposals of GGP project twice a year, and the deadline of application for the first round of 2022 is March 31.

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