In Photos: Women’s economic empowerment in action

Basma Nazer runs a social enterprise called ‘Khoyoot’, translating as Threads, in Jordan. Basma’s Khoyoot Initiative creates partnerships with women in a refugee camp to produce hand embroidered products. The revenue from the sales is then used to fund more courses and initiatives within the camp. Basma was recently selected as a role model by CARE Jordan to tour the country and inspire other women who are thinking of setting up their own businesses. CARE Netherlands

Women’s economic empowerment means that women have the knowledge, tools and opportunities to unlock their full potential to earn and save money. Here are just a few of the amazing women we at CARE have had the privilege of working with and learning from over the years:

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A ray of hope for refugee women in Uganda

Refugee women making masks in Uganda

For a group of women tailors located in a village in Uganda’s Bidibidi settlement zone, all has not been lost during the pandemic. Their story is a true reflection of the old adage “every cloud has a silver lining” thanks to CARE and support from UN Women.

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