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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COVID-19 in Honduras: Gladis’ story

Gladis Elizabeth Cabrera Ramos, participant in CARE's Prolempa project in Honduras

Gladis is a leader in her community in Honduras. She started a business to earn money and help her family and other women in the community with support from CARE’s PROLEMPA Project.

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My foodie tour of the West Bank and Gaza

Written by Maxime Michel, a Program Manager with CARE Canada’s Humanitarian Assistance and Emergencies Team (HAET) I’m standing across from tables full of pastries, honey, cheeses, and olive oil. People hurry to buy the handmade soap before it runs out; vendors restock theirs display tables to show off their delicacies. No, I’m not at a…

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