Amazing entrepreneur in Cairo
This is Um Wa'ils hand crafted scarf and small bag. And she has an amazing story.
A widow with 5 kids and a heart condition. But it hasn't stopped her having a kind loving heart and sharing the work she so obviously loves to do! She has put lots of thought and craftsmanship into her stuff it's incredible.
I love this woman so much and I wanted to share her work with you all! If you want something like this let me know and I can pick it up for you, it's 10 Gineh (2 dollars) for the small pouch (fits a camera) and 50 Gineh for the hat and scarf combo (10 dollars) Let me know and I want to support her and share her work with my friends around the world!
She started out crafting her goods from potato bags seperating the colors from the bag string by string before recombining them. Reusing material and making stuff with what's around her she's really got a true hacker attitude. She's an Iraqi refugee hacker in Egypt. And her story inspires me and I will be posting video of her soon so you can see her positive attitude and her clear artistic eye and love for creating!
Remeber, we post fairly regularly on twitter and facebook:
Hope to hear from you all soon! We've got so much media, and so litle time to share, I figured I'll write a quick post to reach out and tell you what we're doing. Oh! Also if anyone knows anyone in Alexandria, the meetup is up to 42 attendees, let's invite more! :: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270716486284721&ref=ts
Thanks, with great appreciation and love
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Now this is amazing. Get an original hand painted scarf with a design of your choosing by Manal. Manal is one of the female artist and entrepreneurs who will be helping GEMSI by running fabric modification workshop! She's wonderful and talented! You'll also get the GEMSI shirt, and the sticker! Here's another tip for a great gift (check the delivery date ;).Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
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Not only will you receive the GEMSI sticker, shirt, and a TV-B-Gone you will help participate in the events as they unfold through 5 Skype conversations with the GEMSI team on the ground and access to our email and attuned attention. Do you love the project so much you wish you were a part of it? Well for the price of a plane ticket you can participate fully without having to deal with the TSA!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011