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  • 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 travels around Cairo, Greg–who is visually impaired–and the HANDS team, disembarked from and returned to the bus several times each day.   Though he started the […]

  • 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 Zabaleen families, navigated the streets of Cairo, collecting garbage from apartment buildings on their assigned route. After the refuse was loaded in their donkey cart […]

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