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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Buying food when the markets are closed: Fatima’s Story

Fatima, 46 years old, is a mother of five. She lives in a very modest apartment in the conflict-affected Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh.

Fatima, who lives in the conflict-affected Tripoli neighbourhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, has not worked since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. She lives with her family in a very modest apartment. Her husband, Abdel Kader, lost his leg three weeks ago.

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