Kholood Was Born to Make Delicious Food – Nablus, Palestine

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Kholood is from Nablus, Palestine and is passionate about cooking. She likes to cook for her extended family whenever she feels sad and turns to cooking as a form of therapy. Kholood discovered her cooking skills after her husband fell ill as a way to find mental relief and bring in more income for her family of 5 children.

Kholood and her two sons in front of the entrance to her new kitchen.
Kholood and her two sons in front of the entrance to her new kitchen.

“I spend hours looking at new recipes. What I enjoy most is experimenting with fresh seasonal spices and using ingredients that are available at the local market.”

– Kholood

People in her community know about her delicious food from social media. Kholood uses Facebook to advertise her culinary work.

Kholood prepares ingredients in her new kitchen, thanks to Anera's Women Can program.
Kholood prepares ingredients in her kitchen using new tools and appliances, thanks to Anera’s Women Can program.

“I took a certificate course to become a professional sous-chef in cooking.”

– Kholood

Thanks to Anera’s Women Can program, funded by Islamic Relief USA, Kholood now has new professional kitchen appliances. Before, she was worried about taking large food orders because of her inadequate appliances and the small size of her home kitchen. Now she has all the tools and space she needs and is able to help her friends sell their produce.

Kholood cuts up peppers for the meal she is preparing in her new kitchen.
Kholood cuts up peppers for the meal she is preparing in her kitchen.
Kholood starts plating her prepared food.
Kholood starts plating her prepared food.
The finished product! Yum!
The finished product! Yum!

The views expressed herein are those of Anera and shall not, in any way whatsoever, be construed to reflect the official opinion of Islamic Relief USA, its Islamic Relief affiliates, or its donors.

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