Despite her foot amputation… Gaza woman starts business for designing


A 2014 Israeli air strike forced Gaza doctors to amputate the foot of Asmaa Abu Tair. Now she is overcoming the injuries and making a living, having opened a sewing workshop in the southern Gazan town of Khan Yunis. Abu Tair’s determination and strong will drove her to enroll in a training center for sewing and fashion design, where she developed her skills. Within years, she started a business in manufacturing clothes. Demand for her skilled work is growing, especially during festive seasons and the start of the academic year when she also tailors school uniforms.


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