“I am motivated to do jewellery so that I can work at home with this craft. It means I can earn an income and also have some independence,” Marwa, Darb Al Ahmar, Egypt.
Marwa has loved jewellery since she was a girl. She produces modern designs as well as more traditional motifs. After the training, which lasts two and a half months, she hopes to produce her own independent designs.
Through its partnership with Mazala, AKDN has worked with hundreds of women like Marwa to teach them how to design and make jewellery to sell in local markets. This initiative is helping women in Darb Al Ahmar - one of Cairo's poorest districts - to earn a living, contribute to household expenses and gain some independence.