Economic Empowerment, Success Story


In some IDP’s collective site, a vulnerable displaced family relied on humanitarian aid to meet their basic needs for years. Their life had been a constant struggle, and they longed for a way out of this misery.

Mohammad Abdullah Nasser, a husband and a father of three children, displaced to Al-Salam camp in

Al-Marawi’ah district due to the deadly clashes that destroyed most houses in Kilo 16, Al-Hudaydah governorate. Luckily, Mohammad has become one of the beneficiaries who’s been selected for the vocational trainings and in-kind grants to improve his capacity for the purpose of generating more incomes, learning motorcycle maintenance skills which can open up job opportunities for him within the integrated emergency response project for food security, livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene, targeting 110 HHs of IDPs and most affected communities in Al Marawi’ah district of Al Hudaydah governorate.

Mohammed stated that, “I’m happier to be chosen for the motorcycle maintenance training and receiving a maintenance kit, which will give me the skills needed to find a better source of income to feed my family as well as break free from the cycle of dependence.” Mohammed had a passion for fixing motors, sharing his knowledge and empowering his friends with technical skills that he learnt from the motor repair workshop organized by RDP. After that, Mohammed and his friends eagerly decided to seize the opportunity to establish a small motor repair shop, equipped with the tolls and resources needed to help them gain financial stability.

RDP believes in the need to provide a permanent, reliable and continuous source of income for every needy family and in the ineffectiveness of emergency food aid in the long term, RDP was keen to provide vocational training opportunities and in-kind grants that help beneficiaries to create a source of income that makes them independent of humanitarian assistance and to achieve self-sufficiency.

With each repaired motor, Mohammed gained not only financial stability but also a renewed sense of purpose. His reliance on humanitarian aid dwindled, and he experienced the joy of providing for his family. Mohammed no longer felt burdened by the weight of dependency but instead reveled in the satisfaction of self-sufficiency. Thanks to the endless support and meaningful contribution of Sign of Hope that offered a beacon of hope to hundreds of most affected and vulnerable IDPs settling in collective sites.