Saturday, October 31, 2009
While driving from Ajloun to Irbid, we stopped in Orjan to visit a small soap factory that was started as a EU Aid project. We were given a tour of the factory which was the size of a small house. Eight women work on purifying the fresh olive oil, tending the herb garden which grows all of the spice for the soaps and creating the soaps. They were beautiful soaps of many shapes, scents and sizes. We sat with the supervisor of the facility and had tea with her as she told us about the factory and the town.