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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Syrian refugees in Jordan: Living in limbo

By Laurie Lee, Chief Executive of CARE International UK A few days ago, I visited Azraq camp in Jordan, for refugees from Syria. 30,000 people who have fled the war in Syria now live in this camp. I met Kansa and her two children – one a baby only three months old. Kansa, her children…

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