Help a woman start a business and begin her journey out of poverty.
In recent years, Egypt has struggled with growing economic challenges, rising poverty, and an unemployment rate as high as 40%. Egyptian women have suffered the hardest blows. Global reports rank Egypt 131 out of 142 countries when it comes to female economic participation and opportunities due to gender discrimination and lack of access to resources. The unemployment rate has reached 71% for young women.
Hands Along the Nile Development Service (HANDS) targets female-headed households in urban Cairo and rural Egypt, with a goal to alleviate poverty and reduce gender inequality. By receiving loans and financial literacy training, women can start small enterprises and improve the quality of life for themselves, their families and communities.
$154 A business loan & financial literacy training for a woman
$28 Supplies to help a hairstylist start a beauty business