Following VeryNile’s work in Qursaya Island with the fishermen to collect plastic bottles from the Nile, it was identified that the women of Qursaya are in need of job opportunities close to home.
So, inspired by VeryNile’s mission and efforts, an up-cycling workshop for women was setup at
Verynile’s hub. Local women and girls: Om Mohamed, Om Kamal, Om Hana, Nancy and Sherouk as well as technical experts: Fatma and Ahmed are the main partners of the project. The women and experts collaborate in the process of design and production to transform plastic bags to lifestyle and homeware products. The aim of the workshop is to empower the women and the girls engaged, so by time, they have been gaining more responsibilities related to the management of the workshop.
The products are made from single-use plastic bags collected from the source: whether from households, organizations or universities. They range from laptop sleeves to bags, bucket hats, pouches, baskets, apron, home organizers, etc.

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About VeryNile

VeryNile was created in 2018 as an initiative that breaks boundaries through its wide range of ideas, strong commitment to action, and ability to bring together multi-sectoral volunteers and partners. The Nile is a symbol of Egyptian heritage and a source of life for Egypt. However, according to the World Economic Forum, it is also one of 10 rivers that contribute 90% of the garbage in the world’s oceans. By cleaning the Nile, raising awareness about the importance of reducing plastic consumption, and empowering local communities, VeryNile ensures that its impact is not just clear on a local and regional level, but on a global one as well.