Published online by Cambridge University Press: 20 May 2022
Chapter 10 demonstrates how the three featured entrepreneurs’ ventures represent dignity for them, for the people they influence, and for the Za'atari community. Coming full circle, Yasmina prepares her apprentice Mona for her own wedding in what is a special, motherly moment. She speaks on the value of being able to train and encourage Mona over the years – of gaining an adoptive daughter through a mutual entrepreneurial passion. Asma is invited to speak at an International Women’s Day event in Za'atari. She is slated to speak last, after three celebrities and global human rights leaders. The doubts of her youth creep in slightly, but a now-confident Asma presents beautifully – to thunderous applause and a standing ovation. Conquering her own fears of publicity, Malak does an interview on a Jordanian radio show where she speaks boldly for herself and her community, helping dispel attitudes that Za'atari is a place where everyone should be pitied. For someone who once dreaded going to Za'atari more than anything she could have ever imagined, this moment of standing up as an advocate and leader within Za'atari means the world to her.