About Sitti Social Enterprise
Our mission is to combat employment inequality for women in refugee communities through education, employment and empowerment.
Educate: To support women’s education through higher education scholarships, relevant and applicable skills development training.
Employ: To provide long-term sustainable employment opportunities for women and when possible men in marginalized refugee communities.
Empower: To empower women in socio-economically disadvantaged refugee communities to lift themselves out of poverty through higher education and sustainable employment.
“Sitti” (si-TEE) means “My Grandmother” in Arabic. Living life with love, purpose, wisdom and dignity embody the Palestinian culture. It’s about keeping hope and peace alive in the midst of chaos. It’s a state of mind.
Our Employees. Empowered women who hold up their communities and their families. They are wise, beautiful individuals who are proud of their heritage and have retained dignity and perseverance despite everything they’ve endured. They are loving, and welcome all into their home as if they were their own family. They serve others before themselves, even when they have little to give. They inspire us every day.
Handmade. Each bar of soap is made by hand. There is a lot of love that goes into this soap, as well as skill and patience. Cold-press olive oil soap must dry for at least 30 days before being wrapped and taken to market for sale. The time it takes to make each batch of Sitti soap represents the commitment of each woman to her family, her community, and her culture. The women of Sitti Social Enterprise work hard to create quality products for you and your family.
Sitti is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). What does that mean? In 2019, Sitti became a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the WeConnect International Seal of Certification Process. This rigorous and comprehensive process ensures that Sitti Social Enterprise is at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women.
Beyond the Workshop. Sitti Social Enterprise is about building a self-sustaining enterprise for the women of Jerash Camp, while also helping to support community-based programming for women and girls. As our profits grow, so do our educational and skill-development programs. We do our best to support programs that will ultimately bring greater independence and freedom to Palestinian refugee women and their communities. Help bring Computer classes, English classes, and Scholarship opportunities by purchasing your Sitti Soap product today! In line with the vision of the Founders, Sitti Soap is making progress every day with a holistic approach and focus.