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Sweatshop in Zababdeh only choice for some women

Sweatshop in Zababdeh only choice for some women

September 17, 2010 No Comments

To help local women earn money to supplement their family’s income, Fr. Firas and his sister, Dema, started a sewing project in Zababdeh. Dema manages a staff of six women, both Muslims and Christians, who sew clothes for an Israeli company.  Fr. Firas considers it a sweatshop because of the unfair wages the women are […]

5.5 weeks and counting

5.5 weeks and counting

August 11, 2010 1 Comment

A few weeks before I left for Palestine one of my professors suggested that, when I arrive, I make a point to write down anything that surprises me. These are the things, he said, that one forgets after becoming more accustomed to a new country or culture. SERVICE OR TAXI? EITHER WAY, A NICE CONVERSATION. […]

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