The average salary in Egypt is about $40 a month. Here at the center, the women are taught to make straw bags and hats, weave tapestries and carpets and sew quilts, much of it done by hand.
It was really beautiful work and quite inspiring. The center was started with a micro loan and is run by the Luxor Governorate. They will eventually sell the products in Luxor and Cairo and return to profits to the women. This allows them to learn a new skill and earn a living.
I so badly wanted to take this one home with me for my mom. But, they told me it wasn’t finished correctly and weren’t set up to start selling yet.
Here they are making a tapestry / carpet on one of the looms