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Why women in this Lebanese refugee camp opt for trade, not aid

A group of Syrian and Palestinian women from a refugee camp in Lebanon transitioned a struggling project into an enterprise that aims to export around the world.

As she carefully picks up the colors she wants to use, Amna, 61, says that she never thought she would get into embroidery.

Back in Syria, she ran a beauty salon that she had to close when the civil war started. When she was eventually relocated to the Shatila refugee camp in southern Beirut in 2013, she decided to enroll in an embroidery training.

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