Queen Rania Visits Tal Al Rumman Women’s Cooperative in Al Balqa’

January 18, 2022

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Al Balqa’) - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah visited Tal Al Rumman Women’s Cooperative in Al Balqa’ Governorate on Tuesday to learn more about its economic and social empowerment programs supporting women in the rural area.

During the visit, Her Majesty met with the cooperative’s president, Ayda Ghanmeh, and members of its board of directors, who briefed her on its achievements and future plans. 

As the sole community-based organization in the village, Tal Al Rumman Women’s Cooperative empowers women through skill-specific training sessions, ranging from workshops on dairy production to sewing and embroidery. 

The cooperative also aims to create local employment opportunities and promote sustainable development, and has launched a productive kitchen to improve the livelihoods of Tal Al Rumman’s women through cooking.

The Queen later toured the cooperative’s headquarters, stopping by a training session on food production, and one of its vegetable farms. She also took a look at its hydroponic greenhouse project, which relies on nutrient solutions, rather than soil, to grow vegetables more efficiently. This growing technique allows the women to reap large produce yields without involving sunlight or extra labor.

Established in 2017, the cooperative covers an array of vocational fields through its empowerment programs, including agriculture, baking, and sewing, and runs a clothing bank for disadvantaged families in the area.