Many Christian institutions fund and encourage development projects to raise the economic level of refugees and other poor Palestinians. In addition, these development projects help to keep the culture alive. Especially when the men cannot find work or are denied permits to enter Israel, the women and children become the only sources of income. The goods the women (and men) produce are often far superior to the manufactured items available in the markets. Fair trade stores provide an outlet for these goods. They give a fair price to the craftsperson and they only sell only high quality crafts in their stores. In the United States, SERRV shops are the equivalent.
Sunbula (formerly Craftaid) at St. Andrerw's Hospice
1 David Renez St.
(near the railway station in West Jerusalem)
POB 8619, Jerusalem
Tel. and Fax: +972-2-672-1707
Arab Orthodox Women's Shop (Melia Centre for Art and Training)
Freres Street (near New Gate of the Old City)
Tel. and Fax: +972-2-628-1377
Anat Palestinian Folk and Crafts Center
Beit Sahour, West Bank
(near the municipality building)
Tel.: +972-2-647-2024 and
Cell phone: +972-50-224-325
International Center of Bethlehem
Pius VI Street, Al-Madbassah
Bethlehem, West Bank
UNRWA Embroidery Shop in Gaza
Mustafa Hafez St.