Women display their talents at “Palestinian Mirrors 19” exhibition
Many different small business owners in the Gaza Strip gathered to display their products at the “Palestinian Mirrors 19” exhibition.
Gaza- An exhibition called, “مرايا فلسطينية 19 (Palestinian Mirrors 19)” was held in the Gaza Strip for working women, entrepreneurs, and owners of small and low-income businesses in order to promote and market their products.
Their aim is to support women
The exhibition is a part of a series of exhibitions that have been held in the Gaza Strip for about six years. Dima Al-Shurafa, marketing, and public relations officer of the exhibition, spoke to NuJINHA about their aim at holding the exhibitions and said, “This exhibition is a part of a series of exhibitions that have been held since November 2017. Our aim is to support women’s projects. Our main aim is to empower women in the economy.”
“Interest in my products motivates me”
Pharmacist Manal Sharafi was one of the women who participated in the exhibition. “I decided to participate in the exhibition to promote my natural body, hair, and skincare products. All of my products are chemical-free products. I opened my online store three years ago and the interest in my products motivates me to keep working,” she told us.
She paints porcelain
Medical analyst Sherine Al-Sultan began to paint porcelain as a hobby. “The way I deal with my customers and the prices of my products make people buy from me. I created an Instagram page two years ago to promote my products and many people are interested in my products,” she said.
She decided to participate in the exhibition to promote her products
Fashion designer Shaima Al-Balbisi said, “After studying at the University College of Applied Sciences for two years, I decided to develop a project to design clothes and accessories for women and girls. I first promoted my products on social media under the name of “Khazati (English: Treasure). But then I decided to participate in this exhibition to promote my products.”
Rana Ashour began to look for a way to earn a source of income due to deteriorating economic conditions in the Gaza Strip after taking a certificate from the vocational program at the University College of Applied Sciences. She started her hand embroidery and handicraft project with the help of her sister last year in December. “We created our social media page. Despite the low sales, I am determined to work.”