About Sitti Social Enterprise

Sitti is a conscious lifestyle brand committed to the self-reliance of refugee and displaced communities through long-term employment opportunities and skill development training, empowered by a global market of conscious consumers.

Our Goals

Educate: To support education through relevant skill development opportunities through our soap artisan training and other professional training programs.

Employ: To provide long-term employment opportunities through our company's locally-operated soap workshop and global brand.

Empower: To empower refugee communities to lift themselves out of poverty through education, sustainable employment and an inclusive global economy.

  

“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 and men 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. Sitti works 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 community of Jerash Camp, while also supporting community-based programming. 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 the refugee community. Help provide Computer classes, English classes, and artisan training by purchasing your Sitti Soap product today!

 

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