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About this Artisan

Glad Tidings

In Jordan, people with disabilities are often in the position of living as “takers" and search for whatever handouts they can persuade someone to give them.

Through Glad Tidings, people with disabilities are transformed into artisans who work with dignity to provide for themselves and their families. These artisans are thankful to continue to the age-old tradition of carving olive wood. The sale of their handcrafted products provides the artisans and their families with precious commodities, such as food, clothing, shelter, and an education. These artisans do not despair of their disabilities; instead they rejoice that Glad Tidings values them and does not turn them away as so many others would.