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  • In a time when media headlines are filled with stories on conflict, Hands Along the Nile is proud to share news of its recent work bridging the divide between nations. HANDS together with three partner organizations recently organized another round of Egyptian American Dialogue in Cairo. A group of American participants from Congress, religious institutions, […]

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  • Posted In Entrepreneurship

    A few months ago, Edwar had a huge decision to make. His prior entrepreneurial efforts had been successful enough for him to buy two calves, which he believed would be a worthwhile investment. The sale of their milk would be lucrative and cattle can be sold at premium prices, once raised. However, as time went […]

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  • Posted In Entrepreneurship

    Sahar rented a shop in El Galwy village in order to sell ready-made clothes. An entrepreneur at heart, she wanted so badly for this business to become successful. However, the store was facing a cash flow problem. Clients came, but she lacked the inventory to fill their orders. As Sahar invested more time and money, […]

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  • Posted In Technology

    Amany graduated from the Faculty of Hotels and Tourism just as Egypt’s tourism industry was reeling from the fallout of the recent political transitions. With her education completed and no job to go to each day, the 22-year-old struggled with time management skills and spent most of her free time in front of a TV […]

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  • Helping disabled Egyptians live independently Mostafa Kamal Attia, an alumnus of HANDS’ Professional Fellows Program, serves the Egyptian community by empowering those with disabilities in the workplace. Being visually impaired himself, Mostafa realized at a young age the many disadvantages that persons with disabilities face in Egypt, and has worked for over 12 years of […]

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  • Posted In Entrepreneurship

    Nagafa Uses Microloan to Open a Business Nagafa, a widow from the Hassan Basha village, has always had a small job in her home. However, she made very little profit from her sales. She was struggling to pay for her children’s school expenses and basic household items like sugar and oil. After receiving a loan […]

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    Village of Hope: The Story of Annas Annas’ life has been changed thanks to his time at Village of Hope. Annas, a young Egyptian boy, came to one of HANDS’ partner organizations, the Village of Hope, at the age of three with various health conditions. He was diagnosed with a developmental disorder that affected his […]

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  • Posted In Entrepreneurship

    Ayman is a husband, father, and utensil vendor living in a village in the Assiut governorate of Upper Egypt.  Before applying for a loan from one of HANDS local partner organizations, Think and Do, this entrepreneur had been facing significant financial difficulty.  His house in the village of El Gawly was at risk of collapsing […]

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  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Tunisian Women Pursue Gender Equality Olfa Arfaoui, an alumna of HANDS Professional Fellows Program, has a passion for women’s empowerment that began during her childhood in Tunisia when she realized that men and women did not have equality in public spaces. In her own words, “I was surprised that there were […]

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  • Posted In Entrepreneurship

    Samira is a widowed mother from Ezbet Rida, a hamlet in Upper Egypt. With no work experience and only an elementary school education, feeding her children is no easy task. Before receiving a life-changing loan sponsored by HANDS, she survived on small donations from a local community organization, which barely covered her family’s monthly needs. Samira’s situation changed, […]

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