Snapshot from the Field: A Mother’s Independence

A mother in Upper Egypt feeds her ducks and chickens given to her through our B’edaya “With My Own Hands” project.

Coptic Orphans helps widowed mothers gain a sense of pride and independence through our B’edaya project.  We give mothers who have a business idea the opportunity to make their dream a reality.  Once their idea is approved the mother is given a loan to help fund her project until it is successful.  Once her project becomes successful she pays the money back and the loan is given to another mothers to fund her project.  Through B’edaya  we have helped mothers who were unable to find work run successful businesses and support their children.

About Jarvis Jackson

Jarvis Jackson joined Coptic Orphans in 2010 because he wanted to use his creativity to help others. He has a passion for International Development and the Middle East. Egypt holds a special place in his heart after he spent six months at the American University in Cairo learning Arabic and Egyptian culture.