Via Iceland Review:
The restaurant Veröldin okkar (“Our World”), known as mother’s kitchen, opened in Akranes in west Iceland last month and has proven popular among locals.
The restaurant’s purpose is to provide employment for and break the social isolation of immigrant women and at the same time offer guests a selection of multinational dishes, Morgunbladid reports.
“It was my idea; I’m a genius,” laughed the project’s initiator Amal Tamimi. “There are many unemployed women here and it is a known fact that those who are unemployed are at a greater risk of becoming socially isolated, which can lead to various problems, such as anxiety, depression and social phobia.”