Dalia Association

Diaspora-Solidarity Volunteer Program

In order to engage the Palestinian Diaspora and our friends in Solidarity, the Dalia Association in partnership with To Be There established the Diaspora-Solidarity Volunteer Program. Eligible volunteers will include all Diaspora Palestinians and friends of Palestine with various age and professional backgrounds.

Welcome to our new shop “Dukkan”

We are currently collecting second hand items, if you have furniture, or kitchenware, or any other homeware (tools, gadgets, accessories, electronics), items that are in good condition and you want to donate, please bring them to our office in Ramallah, Al Sahel Street, close to Darna restaurant.  

“Dukkan” is Dalia’s effort to make effective use of the resources available in our country, and to decrease waste going to landfills. The shop will also increase access of needed goods at a budget price, so that everyone in our community can purchase what they need. This will generate a bit of income for the Dalia Association, decreasing our dependence on external aid.

For more information, email us at info@dalia.ps or call us at 2989121

Stay tuned, we will announce the opening of “Dukkan” soon on our Facebook and twitter page.

 Note: we currently are not accepting used clothes.


The Dalia Association, Palestine’s community foundation, is looking for community space for some of its community activities in Ramallah and Albireh area. The community space should consist of adequate storage and retail space to accommodate one of our pilot income generating ventures... Read more.

In honor our mothers

My mother taught me everything I know about Palestinian traditions and ways of life. She is the one who showed me the true meaning of Al Ouna, our indigenous, community-based economic system where the community ensures that everyone’s basic needs are met. As we approach Mother’s Day in Palestine on March 21, I reflect and appreciate my mother’s impact on my life.  ... Read more.

Our New Partnership

We are so excited to announce that we have partnered with the Center for Arab American Philanthropy (CAAP) in Dearborn, Michigan...Read more

Community Sumoud صمود مجتمع ‎

Um Hatem participated in the Dalia Association's Women Supporting Women program.  The community selected Um Hatem's proposal to develop a food production operation within her women's cooperative in Beit Suriq... Read more

Active citizens and local economy, by Aisha Mansour

    I just got back from visiting friends, supporters, and partners in the UK and across the US.  It was so good to have the opportunity to meet many of you face to face and share with you the current situation in Palestine and what we are up toat the Dalia Association.  Supporting community led development is critical now more than ever.  We need to work together to create alternatives to the international aid system to mobilize resources to the communities in Palestine. Read more   

Aisha Mansour is from El-Bireh and spent many years living in the US. Most recently, she worked for the World Health Organization building the capacity of Jerusalem’s hospitals. She also co-founded several self-sustaining community initiatives. Please take a few minutes to watch an interview with Aisha to learn about her approach. Read more

Before Neoliberal Economics, We Had Al-Ouna

My grandfather raised sheep for a living. While he never had much cash, his raising sheep provided for a simple home for the family and nutritious food all year. He bought what he could not produce. He sold the excess that the family did not need, which included grapes from the vineyard and milk, yogurt, and kishek (dried yogurt balls) from the sheep. Families who did not have the means did not have to pay. Read more...



June 1st, 2016
The sound of the stream, and the smell of the herbs that have been tickled by the passing breeze was surrounding members from the Ramallah Women Fund on agricultural land in Beit Surik. The members...
May 28th, 2016
On May 28th, Dalia Association held a round table discussion on "Producing and Consuming in a resistance economy today in Palestine". The tables focused on many themes including tourism,...
March 30th, 2016
On March 30, 2016, Dalia Association hosted Ommar Al Ard to lead a roundtable discussion with local environmental organizations to discuss environmental issues in Palestine. The discussion focused...
March 7th, 2016
The Dalia team organized a collaborative meeting in Susya last Monday in an effort to facilitate the sharing of resources and expertise between the communities in southern Hebron and the Naqab....
March 3rd, 2016
On March 3, part of the Dalia Association team headed to Bethlehem to meet with community leaders in the field.  The visit started at the Palestine Museum of Natural History with a meeting and...