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 | Jun 23, 2020
The Difficult Choice Faced by B'edaya Mothers During COVID

By Joseph Flynn | Communications Associate

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, millions of people are faced with a difficult choice: to stay home and avoid infection or go to work and earn money for the family.

The widowed mothers of the B'edaya program, however, face even more obstacles. They have already lost their husbands, the sole breadwinner in most Egpytian households. But they have soldiered on, starting small businesses to help provide for their children. Oftentimes they operate these businesses in their own homes.

When the virus reached Egypt, and the country locked down, some mothers closed down their shops for the safety of their families. Other families - particularly those operating groceries - remain in business. Not only are they earning money for their children, they are providing an essential service to local families.

The B'edaya project has postponed operations for the immediate future out of concern for the safety of participants and administrators. But the micro-loans already given to widowed mothers are still lifting up communities during this time of crisis. Families have more money to weather this storm, and essential small businesses are able to stay open. The strength of these mothers will continue to support and inspire Egypt. 

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

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