The Women's Sewing Workshop at Bearat, Egypt
In the village of Bearat on the West Bank of Luxor, a woman named Bataa sews garments by hand to earn an income of 30 Egyptian pounds per month—approximately $5.50. Without machinery, it takes her ten days to finish a single garment, and she works seven days a week. Bataa's seven-year-old son, Karim, has the typical needs of a growing boy his age, like clothing, toys, and books. Bataa can barely afford even the most basic of these.
Salah Badea, our Area Manager in Egypt, met Bataa and several women like her during a recent visit to Bearat—the site of a new Grand Circle Foundation Invest in a Village project.
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