Idna is a remote village (pop.20,000) nestled among scenic hills southwest of the city of Hebron. In 1998, a group of women started Idna Ladies' Association, a small income-generation project when 31 enthusiastic women learned skills in product design, sewing, quality control, inventory, financial management, and organizational skills. The association has grown from a humble room to a workshop equipped with machineries and worktables.
Over the years, the women have developed their creativity and designing skills, creating original products known for their prettiness and practicality. Many of the women are the family breadwinner. They have provided their daughters the opporunity that was not possible to themselves, the college education, embodying the trans-generational impact on social and economic empowerment of women.
Idna Ladies Association
Idna, Hebron District, West Bank
Telefax: (+972) 02-220-5353