Women Entrepreneurs in Iraq are Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
From a shared dream to a successful business
They presented their plan to Women for Women International and after graduating, secured a business start-up grant from the organisation to make their dream a reality. They called their group “Hanya,” named after Hasiba’s daughter.
In a small shop above one of their homes, the women of Hanya use what they learned from the programme to earn an income. They have expanded their business by printing business cards that they’ve distributed to neighbours to attract more customers.
Responding to Covid-19
We invest in the strength of women’s connections and community, even across distances. Our teams and participants are now using those connections to protect and support one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although Iraq is in lockdown our team continues to stay in touch with the women we serve. Shan, our Economic Empowerment Manager has been making calls and using social media to send women important news about health, government resources, and especially to make sure women know they aren’t alone.
BEYOND THE HEADLINES OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
To instil a sense of hope during the Coronavirus pandemic, we are collating this hub of inspiring stories from members of our global sisterhood.