Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs from Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza Launch Seventh Annual Bazaar

JERUSALEM – On November 15, the American Consulate General launched the Seventh Annual Women’s Microenterprise Bazaar with an inaugural event and fashion presentationof the handmade products available for sale. The bazaar will be open to the public from November 16-17 at the Ambassador Hotel in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem. It brings together Palestinian women artists, merchants, designers, and manufacturers of goods that include traditional embroidery, hand-made soap, jewelry, foodstuffs, ceramics, candles, and more.

The Microenterprise Bazaar is an important part of the American Consulate General’s efforts to advance U.S.-Palestinian entrepreneurship and small business development opportunities supporting the economic empowerment of Palestinian women. Under the Consulate General’s sponsorship, the women entrepreneurs received training in social media engagement, marketing, product development, and customer relations.

In her opening remarks, U.S. Deputy Consul General Dorothy Shea said, “I hope that this bazaar can be a part of your journey to growing your businesses, introducing new technologies, and accessing the global market.”

Public hours of the Micro-Enterprise Bazaar are 10:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 and 10:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. More information on the bazaar can be found here.