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Bashayer Cooperative Workshop Empowers Women

8-22This story is inspiring. Bashayer Cooperative Workshop located in Helway, Egypt, has been operating since 2004. Their aim is to increase “female representation in local society”. They hold workshops geared towards training local females from low-income, informal neighborhoods and teach them how to design items such as table cloths, home and kitchen accessories, and women’s and children’s clothing. Bayshayer’s goals have impacted the local communities and empowered the local women. Right now their biggest struggle is marketing. Aside from that, there is no shortage of volunteers for the group. I think it is inspiring to see the women of the community create, design, and consider their own futures. Considering all that has gone on with the economy in Egypt as of late, I would imagine it is motivating for these women to realize they can take their fate into their own hands.

Article Author: Omar El Adi of Daily News Egypt

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Posted by Halie Mcintosh on January 10, 2014

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