Established in 1977, the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) is the oldest and largest non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting rights-based, sustainable human development in Jordan. With our network of 51 Community Development Centres located throughout the country, we are at the forefront of building a brighter future for those living in under-served, poor, and remote communities. JOHUD provides sustainable support that empowers individuals to work with their neighbours, strengthen their communities and secure access to the resources they need to achieve healthy and fulfilled lives.
JOHUD is committed to its mission of empowering the most marginalised communities in Jordan. Since the 1970’s, we have created programmes that tackle some of the biggest issues in the country, from livelihood programmes that tackle poverty and unemployment, to environmental sustainability programmes that ease Jordan’s chronic water scarcity problem. We are proud of the things we have achieved so far, and invite you to join in our success and help create a better world for Jordan’s children.
To create a society in which all Jordanians enjoy the following rights:
- The right to a stable livelihood that provides individuals and their families with the quality of life they deserve.
- The right to a secure living environment, free from the dangers associated with poverty-related social vulnerability.
- The right to personal agency, meaning that all Jordanians have the ability to affect decisions that impact their lives.
- The right to access the resources needed to ensure self-reliance and social mobility for all.
Everyone is born with fundamental, inalienable human rights. If we are to succeed in building an equitable and just society, these rights must be recognised and upheld at all times. However, poverty denies many the rights to which they are entitled, and, if we are to succeed in creating the society our country deserves, we must recognise that the alleviation of this burden is a national responsibility we all share.
We must guarantee that the voices of those in need are heard so that each individual is empowered to advocate on their own behalf.
Finally, we must remove the obstacles that impede the path toward prosperity, to ensure that the gains we make in our fight against poverty are sustainable and permanent.