U.S. Consulate Launches Eighth Annual Bazaar for Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs

JERUSALEM – On October 31, the U.S. Consulate General launched the eighth annual Women’s Microenterprise Bazaar in support of Palestinian female business owners from all over Gaza, the West Bank, and Jerusalem.  The evening’s inauguration and fashion presentation showcased the Palestinian-designed styles and handmade products available for sale.  The bazaar is open to the public from November 1-2 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 U.S. 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 his opening remarks, U.S. Deputy Consul General Michael Hankey said, “Supporting women’s achievement benefits all of society and all of the economy, and that’s why we at the U.S. Consulate General remain focused on that important goal.”

Public hours of the Micro-Enterprise Bazaar are 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1 and Thursday, November 2.  To see pictures of the product and to find out more information about the bazaar, visit the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem’s Facebook page.
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For more information please contact the U.S. Consulate General’s Press Office
at 02-622-6908 or Samar Dissi at 0546620257