Every day, Hannan bends conscientiously over her loom, weaving colorful rugs and tote bags from the pile of colored cloth scraps at her side. As she finishes a piece, she […]CONTINUE READING
Every day, Hannan conscientiously bends over her loom, weaving colorful rugs and tote bags from the pile of cloth scraps at her side. As she finishes a piece, she trudges […]CONTINUE READING
This month, HANDS welcomed a group of young Egyptian and Tunisian professionals to Chicago as a part of our Professional Fellows Program (PFP). The program, funded by the U.S. Department […]CONTINUE READING
HANDS’ packing lists for Americans traveling to Egypt always includes “a sense of humor.” Greg Polman packed plenty of it for his trip to Cairo with HANDS past February. During their […]CONTINUE READING
Faris is a 44-year-old Egyptian who lives in the outskirts of Cairo in a community of garbage collectors known as Zabaleen. For many years, Faris and his sons, like many other […]CONTINUE READING
Barbara Langley serves as Director for CIPE’s Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment, democratizing opportunity for women by fostering ecosystems for entrepreneurship. She leads CIPE’s strategy to amplify the voice of the private sector through women’s equal participation in free markets and democratic institutions. Throughout her career, Langley has conducted campaign management, communications, coalition building, issues advocacy, good governance and accountability, leadership and strategic planning programs for democratic political and civic activists, business leaders, local elected officials and parliamentary and campaign staff. She has worked extensively with marginalized sectors of society including women, youth, and persons with disabilities.