Jordan - Rural Economic Growth and Employment Project (REGEP) – March 2023
Israa Al-Zoubi, a mother for 4 children from Deira village in Al Balqa region, is one of the beneficiaries of REGEP project. Esraa received an agribusiness grant of 1400 JOD to grow thyme in greenhouses.
I received the grant along with some training and mentoring from the project. Before the project, I didn't have any job, but now I have my own business, I planted 6000 Seedlings of thyme in greenhouses, and all my products are Organic" Israa says
Rural Economic Growth and Employment Project (REGEP) focus on rural areas of the Governorates of Ajloun, Jerash, Balqa, Madaba and Mafraq. In line with the Government's Poverty Reduction Strategy 2013-2020, the project targets rural households below the poverty line, and vulnerable rural households above the poverty who are at high risk of falling into poverty. The project's goal is the reduction of poverty, vulnerability and inequality in rural areas through the creation of productive employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor and vulnerable, especially youth and women. while the project total cost is 39.17 million US$, IFAD is financing 24.54 million US$
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