Um Mohammed’s two cousins, two nephews, son, and husband were all killed in the Syrian war.
She remembers feeling utter desperation when first arriving in Jordan. Alone, isolated, and hopeless, she confesses “sometimes I thought it would be easier if I were dead. I couldn’t provide for our needs. Life was very hard by myself.”
Today, Um Mohammed knits among friends. She expresses her love for the women in the group, describing them as family. Visibly moved with gratitude, she says, “I couldn’t survive without it. It is the main source of income for us.”