The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Muna Harib
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Muna Harib

Industry: Culture and society

Company: Breathing Numbers

Designation: Founder

Country: UAE

Emirati Muna Harib Al Muhairi may spend her working hours in a busy communications role, but her spare time appears to be almost entirely devoted to helping others. Five years ago, she set up Seeds of Change, a group established in the UAE to promote random acts of kindness. More recently, she co-founded Buksha — an organisation which supports low-income Emiratis in rural parts of the country by encouraging tourists to visit those areas — with Nojoud Al Bastaki. But more impressive even than those contributions has been the time Al Muhairi has spent in Jordan, visiting refugee camps set up in the aftermath of the Syrian civil war. Her Breathing Numbers project aims to document the plight of the hundreds of thousands of people trapped on the Jordanian border.