Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Poor Saudi women live on SR1500  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 26/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) A survey recently conducted by king khaled charitable foundation has revealed that 58.6 percent of underprivileged saudi women live in dilapidated homes while 70 percent survive on a monthly revenue of sr1500.

as many as 3865 poor women — aged between 20 and 50 — in 13 regions were interviewed for the survey which is the first of its kind in saudi arabia the foundation said in a newsletter received by arab news.

'about 75 percent of these poor women had no one to support them as they are either divorcees or widows" the survey read adding that the remaining women interviewed said that their husbands are jobless.

about 67 percent of underprivileged saudi women are either illiterate or have not completed their education past the primary level.

'the poor economic condition of these women shows that they need financial support from the country's social insurance scheme to live decently" the foundation's statement said.

the survey identified the main reasons for poverty among saudi women as illiteracy lack of jobs and the absence of relatives to support them.

among the interviewed women only 4.5 percent receive monthly revenues between sr3000 and sr4500 while 23 percent live on sr1500 to sr3000.

the foundation proposed creating jobs to help fight poverty.

a study previously conducted by the foundation revealed that a saudi family comprising five members requires sr8926 to survive without depending on aid from the government or charities.

sami bin abdul aziz al-damigh a professor at king saud university in riyadh said the survey would help the government understand the economic difficulties faced by citizens and take decisions to address such problems.

he emphasized that the social insurance scheme should be based on peoples' needs.

meanwhile fuad kawther a saudi engineer and social worker said the government should adopt more proactive policies to address the economic difficulties of citizens. 'we should also apply the zakat system strictly for poverty alleviation" he told arab news.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 30 2015 - Egypt- Trial of businessman Ehab Talaat postponedqDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The trial of prominent businessman Ehab Talaat was postponed to 26 December on Tuesday for an expert report on the matter.Talaat is being sued by the Al-Ahram Foundation ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Egypt participates in UN counter-terrorism meetingDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) An Egyptian delegation participated Tuesday in the UN counter-terrorism meeting in the Spanish capital, Madrid, and discussed efforts to tackle militancy.Egypt also ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Egyptian court postpones verdict in Al Jazeera journalists' retrialDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) A court in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, has postponed the verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists, jailed for aiding a terrorist organization with false ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Egypt- 'Will justice be served this Thursday?' (1):JournalistsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) An Egyptian court will conclude one of Egypt's most hotly debated cases since the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in 2013, and one of the longest trials the ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Al-Jazeera re-trial case adjourned to 2 AugustDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Egyptian court was to conclude Thursday one of Egypt's most debated cases since the toppling of the Muslim Brotherhood's regime, also among the longest trial the ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Egypt- Trial against Fatima Naoot continuesDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The prosecution at the Sayeda Zeinab Misdemeanour Court decided on Wednesday to postpone the case against Fatima Naoot, who is charged with contempt of religion.In turn, ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Ooredoo Oman profit up 18.7 percent in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Omani Qatari Telecommuni-cations Company (Ooredoo), has reported an 18.7 percent increase in its net profit for the first half of this year.The company's revenues for the first half of 2015 ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Dubai real estate down, under pressureThe Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) The Dubai residential market continues to face downward pressure as rents and sale prices decline. It's perhaps indicative of a systemic shift that the current phase's ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Consumer choice, innovation 'key drivers of aviation sector'The Arabian Post
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) Consumer choice and innovation are the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry, said Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan at the ...

 Jul 30 2015 - Qatar's transport sector posts double-digit growth in H1MENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's transport sector witnessed a healthy double-digit expansion in profitability in the first half of this year, mainly on the back of earnings in logistics segment.The cumulative net ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help