Housing Poverty In Jordan
- 49,155 people served in FY19
- 3,095 people supported through repairs and rehabs in FY19
- Projects: housing microfinance, home construction and repairs
Assisting poor families in having a decent place to live and rehabilitating their homes will eventually support them to focus on their own progress and development.
In 2011, we started a new mechanism of work – the” Fund for Humanity Jordan” used as a wholesale loan fund and issued to Community Based Organisations (CBOs). This helps us scale up our impact in the country as the organisations we work with are committed to start and grow their own sustainable housing programme to serve low-income families.
Since then, our fund has supported more than 36 Community Based Organisations and served more than 7,500 families.
The limited natural resources in Jordan and turmoil surrounding the country has weakened its economy. The average income of Jordanian families who are served by our local team is approximately US$6,000 per year which falls around the national poverty line.
According to 2010 Jordanian Department of Statistics, unemployment in those communities is high, especially in rural villages where agriculture is a major source of employment. In the villages, it is not uncommon for 12 to 15 family members to share a small two-room house.
Common issues encountered include:
Economic stagnation, the rise of inflation and the mass influx of refugees in the last three decades have been creating a huge burden on Jordanian housing.
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