AFRICA/EGYPT - 70 exhibitors at the Fair for small youth enterprises promoted by the Coptic Church

Thursday, 18 March 2021 middle east   oriental churches   entrepreneurship   youth   ecumenicalism   caritas  


Alexandria Egypt (Agenzia Fides) - Today, March 18, the 5th Fair for Small Youth Enterprises, promoted by the local Coptic Orthodox Church, is being held in Alexandria. The annual initiative launched five years ago as an opportunity to support businesses created by young people, sees this year the participation of 70 exhibitors, young Christian and Muslim women and men, who present objects fruit of their creativity - mostly handcrafted products, relating to the clothing, furniture and utensils sectors of daily use - to wholesalers and large-scale producers, potentially interested in purchasing patents.
On the occasion of the Fair, also supported by Caritas Egypt and hosted in a meeting room in the suburb of Alexandria, located in the district of el Ibrahimiya, a special half-price sale of food and other products donated by suppliers for Mother's Day which in Egypt is celebrated on March 21st. Part of the proceeds obtained from the retail sale of the products exhibited at the fair will be used to help families in economic difficulty. (GV) (Agenzia Fides, 18/3/2021)