When her husband fell off an electrical pole and could no longer work, the future seemed dim for Sabah Adel Mahmoud and her family. With limited opportunity available, she decided to take a loan from the Lead Foundation and begin a poultry business.
Her business began with the hatching of 200 chicks. Today, however, there are over 1,000. In order to create an atmosphere that can accommodate so many birds, Sabah and her husband have built a large room with special heating conducive to the animals.
In the midst of the chaos of chicks running from left to right, her two young children play with chicks while occasionally pouring bird seed into bowls. Through their mother’s entrepreneurial success, both children have been able to attend school in recent years.
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Celebrate 40 years of Women’s World Banking
April 4, 2019
IAC Building, New York City