Livelihood Enhancement of Persons with Disabilities and their families


At the beginning of 2009, QADER in cooperation with the Italian Association for SOlidarity AMong People (AISPO) implemented the project “Livelihood Enhancement of Persons with Disabilities and their Families” funded by the Italian Cooperation, and aimed at improving the livelihood of 30 disabled person and their families in the south of West Bank.

QADER adopted the sustainable livelihood approach, which depends on the definition of the vulnerability of the target group, and check the family’s financial, social, human, natural, and physical resources. According to that an appropriate strategy was adopted to each family, financial and/ or non-financial or both.

The project included three main components:

  • Support and implement small income-generating projects
  • Recruitment and employment
  • Vocational Training


Target group:

The project benefited 34 disabled and their families.


Target areas:

The project was implemented in Ubaideya, beit Fajjar, Al-Khader, Marah Rabah, Dar Salah and Bethlehem.


Slelection Mechanism:

QADER developed a survey to examine the assets and human resources, as QADER benefited from the Palestinian Central bureau of statistics survey for examining poverty in addition to DEEP project survey implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.


Project activities and outputs:

  1. Income-generating projects:

Supported and implemented 5 small income-generating projects in in Ubaideya and Beit Fajjar villages for 7 disables people and their families, the projects varied; productive, commercial and services

  1. Recruitment & Employment:
  • 17 disabled people were recruited and employed in Ubaideya, Beit Fajjar, Al-Khader, Mrah Rabah, Al-Ma’sara, and Bethlehem.
  • At the first stage, QADER contributed to the majority of the beneficiaries salaries with the 6-month probation period. At the second stage, the beneficiaries were officially employed as he/she proves his/her competencies in carrying out the job, and the employer was responsible of his/her full salary.