Written by Emma Langbridge

A feast for the eyes

“I was married at 14 years, nobody taught me how to cook - I had to teach myself.” Aida talks about the barriers to success in Jordan.

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Written by Emma Langbridge

Saving for independence: meet the Mafraq savings group and their struggle for equality

“If men allowed women to work they would see how productive we can be. It’s ironic that our husbands don’t mind us running a small business from home creating products. But when it comes to marketing those products outside the house, we can’t.”

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Written by Emma Langbridge

Cooking up a storm

“My husband died, leaving me with ten children. The youngest was eight months old. I suddenly became financially responsible for all of them.” Rasha from Jordan explains some of the challenges these inspirational women faced before setting up their production kitchen.

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“We need to change the macho mind-set of the men in our country.”

Skillpower shares the powerful stories of women entrepreneurs from across the world. Global humanitarian and development organisation CARE is helping these women to become successful entrepreneurs. Amilcar Mirón is the Acting Country Director for CARE Guatemala and tells us in his own words about this important work.

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