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Bright Spot in Palestinian Economy: More Women Opening Businesses

posted on February 5, 2013

Christa Case Bryant of The Christian Science Monitor reports on the growing number of female entrepreneurs amid the economic crisis plaguing the West Bank. The Arab Center for Agricultural Development in Ramallah reports women now make up around 5 to 10 percent of business owners in the formal sector and 30 percent in the informal sector. Bryant interivews Issa, a mother of three and owner of a mini-market, who says, “You cannot sit around and wait for the government to give you business, no one is going to give you anything when you just sit around.”

Read at Christian Science Monitor