Join HANDS in New York City for the chance to browse handmade crafts by young women in Egypt! Fifth Avenue Presbyterian will be hosting a craft sale of products made by artisans from the Association for the Protection of the Environment (APE). This is a job skills and educational program for women […]
Discover Egypt beyond the pyramids!
Eman’s life has been far from easy. As a mother of two from Alexandria, both Eman’s husband and son have been diagnosed with chronic health conditions. With piles of bills, their family found themselves in debt. Since her husband was unable to work because of his illness, Eman desperately needed to find a way to […]CONTINUE READING →
Marwa Mohssen is a HANDS’ Professional Fellows alum, who is passionate about empowering women. With the experience and knowledge she gained through our program, Marwa has launched a new project to improve the lives of working mothers at her workplace, the headquarters of CARE Egypt. One of her main goals in this project is to find […]CONTINUE READING →
After graduating from a technical institute, Mary worked in tourist bazaars as an accountant for various artisans. Each day, she watched the craftspeople create and sell their products. She was intrigued by watching the process of transforming copper, silver, and leather into marketable products–and became one of the bazaar’s best customers. Eventually, Mary was inspired to join […]CONTINUE READING →
Samira–like many women living in Egypt’s underserved communities–never attended schooling above the elementary level or had any paid work experience. Devastated by the passing of her husband, Samira found that feeding her children was no easy task. She used small donations given to her by a local community organization, but they barely covered her family’s […]CONTINUE READING →