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Fair Trade Egypt- Artisan Haven!

Ever since the emergence of capitalism in the world order, most businesses became all about profit maximization, sometimes overlooking the expenses it might have on their employees. Luckily, we found the organization that is initially based on balancing both. Established in the 1990s, Fair Trade Organization started as an initiative to develop and empower the…

Finally… An Application to End Food Waste in Egypt!

If you’re the type that obsess over the restaurant’s strategy with their leftovers when you’re supposed to be enjoying your dinner, you would be relieved to know that an application designed just for that is scheduled to launch next March! Founded by the Egyptian entrepreneur Menna Shahin, Tekeya application is meant to organize the excess…

Dawar Application: Look for the Garbage and Report It!

Aiming to combat the issue of garbage accumulation, the waste management company Environ-Adapt in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and the service provider GIZ Egypt established an application to help people locate garbage and report it to the waste collection company. After it is removed, a picture of the clean spot is sent for…

Alwan wa Awtar: Development through the Arts

In one of Zelzal district’s long streets, exists a cozy heartwarming bubble that is one of the spaces of the non-profit organization Alwan wa Awtar. It’s where you’ll find children enthusiastically drawing, dancing, acting, or even critically challenging the methods of their instructors. Registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs, Alwan wa Awtar is an…

AlMashghel…“Your Purchase Helps Empower Women”

In one of the glass buildings of Al Maadi lies a small flat of determined women where a variety of clothing items and jewelry are made and impressively portrayed, powering the emerging brand AlMashghel. AlMashghel, Arabic for workshop, is a project aiming to empower female refugees and less-privileged Egyptian women (with a ratio of 70:30)…

Clifftop Adventures: The Travel Agency that Caters for Everyone’s Needs

From meditation and relaxation to hiking, rock-climbing and more adrenaline-rush activities, Clifftop Adventures travel agency has got it all. When two avid travelers Lina El Menshawy and Omar Badr realized their passion towards adventure travel, they launched their agency in 2017, aiming to share their interest in experiencing Egypt and the globe as travelers and…

Tikkyet Al Rahman: The Corner Shop that Feeds People for Free

No, it is not for a product promotion or a total scam … It is a charitable initiative purposed to feed people in need and hopefully combat hunger rates in Egypt. Every day at around 2 pm, the small corner shop in Al Hussien district distributes freshly cooked noncommercial meals to queues of women, men,…

Educate Me Aspiring to Redefine Education in Egypt

While some parents try all the tricks of the world to get their kids to love school, one extraordinary school established itself as an attraction for a neighborhood’s kids to the extent that they saved from their own pocket money just to afford paying the transportation expenses their parents cut-off. The one of a kind…

Mashrou El Saada: Changing the Living Conditions of the People with Colors and a Paintbrush

Community service and charity have often been tied to materialistic measures in our collective unconscious. You think donations, Ramadan packs, clothes, blankets, and a zillion other money-oriented means, that are definitely needed and vital for the community. Breaking the stereotype, the non-governmental organization Mashrou El Saada chose another path to serve the community using just…

The Perfect Mix between Food Cultures with a Sprinkle of Giving Back!

In one of Cairo’s informal settlements, Ezbet Khairallah, exists a cooking hub for Syrian and Egyptian women, where all the dazzling amalgamation between Egyptian and Syrian food happen. Dawar Kitchen is a social enterprise incubated under Dawar for Arts and Development, an organization meant for psychosocial interventions for citizens impacted by wars, displacement, or any…