"Help Women Farmers to Support their Families" Campaign Updates
Campaign Target: 85,000 EGP
Women farmers represent the backbone of Egypt’s agricultural economy. Alfanar is working with Life Vision for Development to educate and empower at least 500 female farmers per year by training them on best practices in the fields of agriculture, animal production and food industries. By supporting Alfanar, your Zakat or Sadaqah can help women farmers like Zeinab grow their families’ farming income by 25%.
How Your Support Can Make a Difference:
Women across Egypt are experiencing unique and particularly dire effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. With over 2 million people having lost work and millions more a source of income to feed and sustain their families, the pandemic has increased the unequal burden of care carried by women, causing more women than men to leave the labour market. Unemployment among women across Egypt is now 16.2%. The lack of opportunity compounded by the economic and educational hardships brought on by the pandemic has fostered an even greater sense of helplessness and hopelessness. This Ramadan and beyond, let us come together to support vulnerable women across Egypt who are bearing the brunt of the pandemic on so many levels.
Alfanar works to sustainably educate, employ and economically empower vulnerable women and widows living in slum areas, marginalised rural villages and refugee communities by supporting ambitious social enterprises across Egypt.
You helped to train women farmers on best practices in agriculture, animal husbandry and food industries.
You trained 4 women farmers in Egypt to strengthen their farming techniques.
You helped to train 20 women farmers in Egypt to sustainably improve their families’ incomes.
Alfanar is the first venture philanthropy organisation in the Arab region. We help change dynamics in slums areas, marginalised villages and refugee communities across the Arab region by supporting the sustainable growth of ambitious social enterprises working to improve children’s education, employ disadvantaged youth and economically empower vulnerable women.
To learn more about Alfanar’s venture philanthropy work, visit our website: www.alfanar.org or follow us on social media @alfanarvp: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.