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Mr. Marwan Oweiss, General Manager of Grand Arabia Forwarding & Logistic Services (PCN Member in Iraq and Jordan) and Board Member of the Jordanian Logistics Association presented Rachel with a jar of honey during PCN’s recent 11th Annual Summit.
Marwan explains “The Honey Oweisses refers to our family name Oweiss and the venture was started in order to empower Jordanian women in rural areas by helping them become economically powerful so that they give back to the community and help improve society.”
The project’s vision is: Students’ education and well-being (paying school tuition fees for needy school students, arranging fun days for unfortunate students); Women empowerment (creating job opportunities); Creating awareness of the benefits of honeybees; Exporting raw and pure Jordanian honey to different destinations.
Marwan adds “Part of our honey sales revenue will go towards educating the needy students in our country, which is another small project that we started a few years ago. We strongly believe that educating children and empowering woman will positively and enormously improve societies. All of our honey is bottled by hand to support the local economy by creating jobs. We are also looking for opportunities to export pure Jordanian honey produced in our local apiaries overseas. We strongly believe that pure honey could be a good remedy for many diseases and hope that our honey will be reachable to all those who need it.”
PCN President, Rachel Crawford said: “We are proud of our own Fundraising Foundation and we are always on the lookout for new charities and ventures to support, either by promoting them or raising funds at our Annual Summits. When Marwan gave me the honey (which is delicious by the way!) and explained the venture, we were so thrilled to hear about this fantastic philanthropic effort.”