Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 12:26 GMT
CAIRO – 8 March 2021: Tahya Misr Fund has supported up to 19800 breadwinner ladies with a total budget of LE 330M according to Shady Salem, head of the projects sector at Tahya Misr Fund, Monday.
In statements to Extra news channel, he said that the fund allocated large sum of money to support breadwinner women in 27 different governorate all over the country, along with implementing many projects with the aim of developing services which are provided to them and their families.
He stressed that Tahya Misr Fund (Long Live Egypt Fund) prioritize women and participates in funding several initiatives with the aim of improving women’s life standards and helping them facing channelings in their lives.
The women debtors for example, was one of the initiatives, which Tahya Misr Fund allocated up to LE 42 million to help releasing them from jail according Salem.
The debtor’s plight is known in Egypt for jailing men or women only because they are unable to pay off money they had to borrow, usually to spend it on sick parents, or a daughter's marriage, or on hungry children. They are known in Arabic as Gharimin [males] and Gharimat [females].
Salem statements coincides with the celebration of the International Women's Day, Monday 8 March.
Egypt's First Lady Entissar al Sisi greeted, Egyptian women in the occasion saying: “Today we celebrate the Egyptian woman on the International Women's Day.”
Egypt’s first lady wrote on her social media accounts: “this day reflects a journey full of giving; a journey that all women still continuing with the same spirit of enthusiasm and sincere determination despite all the challenges and difficulties.”
She offered a ‘pride and appreciation’ greetings to women saying: “greetings of pride and appreciation to every Egyptian woman who confirmed with her work, production, patience and sacrifices, that this country derives from her its conscience, strength and glory”
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi also expressed, Monday respect and appreciation for Egyptian women "who diligently carry the conscience of the homeland in a way that corresponds with their eternal historical status."
"It is a constant principle that women are the inexhaustible spring of giving and goodness, and the renewable energy of safety and sacrifice. Women are the primary source of wisdom and principles, and the basis of family building and cohesion," the president added.