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Enterprise Development for Women and Youth in the Jordan Valley

MEDA’s Jordan Valley Links Project (JVL) is working with civil society and private sector partners to economically empower 25,000 women and youth in the Jordan Valley and increase their contribution to Jordan’s economic growth. Women and youth are supported with training and mentorship to improve their business acumen and are linked to markets where they can sell their products and services. The project works in three sectors: food processing, community-based
tourism, and clean technologies. To increase access to finance, the project brings together Savings and Loans Groups, which are self-replicating, member-driven groups that meet regularly to save small amounts of cash which can be lent to members. JVL is building support for entrepreneurshipin families and communities through role models, gender dialogues, and communication campaigns to promote the value of self-employment for women and youth. Download