z_old – Green Creations

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Our Story

On many mornings in Aqaba, ladies could be singing, laughing, talking, and drinking tea while creating unique hand made items…from trash. The passer by would never imagine the path these ladies have taken to get to the center each day- divorced, orphaned, widowed, or married to a man who already has many wives, many struggling to pay for basic needs. Amidst the rubble, these ladies arrive with dignity each day, empowered to craft items to provide for the needs of themselves and their family.

Green Creations started in December of 2009 as a World Associates project. The purpose of GC is to train individuals to use recycled materials to create green income generating products: beads, jewelry, bags, bowls, purses, baskets and more. The program began with five hard working ladies who developed each component of each unique item. These items are marketed and sold to the tourist market in Aqaba and in a variety of venues in the United States. More than 70 ladies have been interviewed for the program which now employees 23 qualified ladies.

Our products are organized based on the recycled materials used: paper, aluminum, glass and plastic. We desire to see a new generation of creative recycled products developed for the growing tourist market in Aqaba. More importantly we empower individuals who are trained to make a living based on the growing tourist market.