“I gathered my efforts and dreams to open this business and overcame many obstacles, foremost of which is the culture of shame” Dua’a said.
Dua’a Al-Jabarat is a resident of Sahab. She penetrated a field traditionally associated with males. It is the story of a hobby which became a house workshop for the repair of light household electrical appliances.
Al-Jabarat adds: I had heard of the “AZEM” Project which is supported by UNICEF and implemented by BDC, through the Society of the area whereupon, I communicated with them and obtained their approval.
She says that “AZEM” provided for me all the necessary needs for practicing my work in my house. She says that every day she tries to acquire new knowledge, to shortly be able to announce herself to the target audience. Work is not a shame as long as one has self-confidence.
Dua Al-Jabarat is a resident of Sahab. She penetrated a field traditionally associated with males. Nevertheless she did the impossible with her determination and resolve. It is the story of a hobby which became with time and zest a small business represented in a house workshop for the repair of light household electrical appliances.
Dua practices her job from her home which enabled her to realize her dream. Says she: I used to watch my father since an early age- how he would repair simple electric appliances when they malfunction, and I used to help him to repair them, where she pointed out that with the passing of time she formed theoretical and applied knowledge in the repair of simple household appliances, whereupon it occurred to her mind that she could convert this knowledge and hobby to practice and to hone them by attending training courses organized by one of the Societies of the area, keeping in mind two goals, the first to generate her own income which covers my needs and fill my sense of emptiness, and second what is connected with the attempt to contribute to the support of my family and standing by it in these difficult economic circumstances which the country is witnessing.
Al-Jabarat adds: I live with my family who encourage me to establish my own business. I had heard of the “AZEM” Project through the Society of the area whereupon I communicated with them and obtained their approval, which delighted me and fulfilled a significant part of my ambition and dream of becoming a businesswoman. “AZEM” visited her and followed up the consummation of all the requisites of her project.
She says that “AZEM” provided for me all the necessary needs for practicing my work in my house which included all the basic tools, pointing out that she can presently repair various light household appliances represented in the food mixer, iron, electric hoover, switchboards, hair dryer, and mosquito resistance appliance. She says that every day she tries to acquire new knowledge, to shortly be able to announce herself to the target audience from among the neighboring housewives with a view to opening a shop which would be a focal point of her dream which became a reality. Work is not a shame as long as one has self-confidence and has goals which you want to reach. “AZEM” has created tens of job opportunities in the various areas of the Kingdom especially in communities most harmed by the Corona pandemic.