In Cairo’s Naser slum, some women are working to turn the waste into economic projects and beautiful products.
Organized by Cairo’s garbage collector, around 300 women were trained to design and make usable, wearable items from factory’s leftovers in the city.
Unlike traditional work of categorizing cans and plastic, this new kind job of producing beautiful and high-quality work from the waste attracted many female, providing them a good chance to educate themselves and improve self-esteem.
Meanwhile, these female staff can earn from 45-113 USD per month for their work.
Cairo is an immense city of 20 million inhabitants, the garbage collector can handle at least 40% and recycled nearly 80% of the city’s waste.