Empowering Women: Entrepreneur Iraqi Woman Battles Islamic State Her Way

Suleimania, Iraq — As more Kurdish Fighters join in the battle against the Islamic State, there has been an increase in demand for military uniforms.

But with Kurdistan going through an economic crisis, and many soldiers buying their own uniforms, Zrebar Hawrami spotted an opportunity to serve her country.

Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera

The 23-year-old quit her job as a news presenter, sold her car and borrowed money from her father to open a war-clothing workshop under her own name.

By importing the fabric and making the uniforms locally, she says she is selling them about $20 cheaper than the imported ones sold in the market.

She is the first woman in Iraq to own a factory of this kind.

Determined to empower women through her work, she has chosen a Yazidi woman warrior to be her business logo.

Source: Al Jazeera

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