Women social entrepreneurs in Upper Egypt get a boost from World Bank competition

Author: Hanan Solayman, Wamda (Jordan), Published on: 14 August 2013

To support young women social entrepreneurs in Egypt who are promoting job creation, encouraging rural development, and alleviating poverty, the World Bank recently announced the names of the 34 winning projects from their Development Marketplace competition in mid-June. The competition aims to support agribusiness and handicrafts projects across Egypt, with a special focus on Upper Egypt [which is] predominantly comprised of agricultural jobs with traditionally limited opportunities for women to work...The majority of projects focused on creating new job opportunities for Egypt’s youth and female workers...

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