Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women

by Coptic Orphans
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women
Financial Inclusion in Egypt - Empower 8000 women

Project Report | Nov 8, 2017
B'edaya Mothers Challenge Barriers to Women

By Nermien Riad | Founder and Executive Director

Mothers are starting businesses with B'edaya!
Mothers are starting businesses with B'edaya!

Dear Friend,

Because of your love, prayers, and support, 2018 will be brighter for dozens of widowed mothers who are using B’edaya loans and business coaching to advance towards economic independence for their families. Thank you!

Manal from Assiut is one of the brave widows whose faith, perseverance, and hard work God is rewarding.

Manal had always dreamed of buying a high-quality iron capable of doing a professional job. She hadn’t always had that aspiration. In fact, at one time, she had been embarrassed at even the thought of opening up a business.

But in March 2017, when Manal went to an event to honor the entrepreneurial widows involved in B'edaya’s Round III, she heard them describe their efforts and successes. After that, she didn't feel as crazy for wanting to start her own business.

In fact, after hearing the other mothers’ stories, Manal felt embarrassed at how small her idea was. She widened her vision, and she learned from one of the mothers that the best way to improve her business was to constantly keep improving.

Today, professional-quality iron in hand, Manal has put her business well on its way. She is happy that she doesn't have to wait around for someone to give her money now, and she isn't afraid that one day, someone will decide to stop giving her income.

As Manal is fond of saying: "Money that you've earned with your own hands has a different flavor."

The B’edaya mothers are heroes to all of us in the Coptic Orphans family, from the staff to the Church-based volunteers to their own children. It is only by God’s grace, and through your generosity, that we’re able to provide them with both loans and coaching in entrepreneurial skills. These are simply ways to develop the determination, ingenuity, and business-savvy that these mother bring to the table.

Being a poor, uneducated widow in Egypt means facing seemingly insurmountable barriers. We’re grateful to the mothers of B’edaya for proving that, for God, nothing is impossible.

Thank you for being part of the Coptic Orphans family, and for helping to empower these courageous women to feed their families and move towards independence.

One Body in Christ,

Nermien Riad
Founder and Executive Director


*Names and details changed to protect the privacy and dignity of B’edaya participants

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Coptic Orphans

Location: Merrifield, Virginia - USA
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Nermien Riad
Merrifield , VA United States

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