Al ‘Oneh

Al ‘oneh is a traditional social solidarity system by which neighbors and relatives help each other carry out tasks otherwise hard to pursue individually. This includes the construction of homes, the digging of water wells, and harvesting crops, among other activities that blur the boundaries between public and private. The concept of al ’Oneh, in which social contracts are renewed and new community relationships are fostered, in fact underscores the long process of not just Hajja’s revitalization, but the fulfillment of Riwaq’s 50 Village Rehabilitation project.