On my trip to Egypt I was given a tour of a workshop which supported impoverished women to learn a trade. They are taught how to sew and use specialized equipment for embroidery. While they are training they are paid and then hired. This very important service helps woman to save up for a dowry which then always them to choose a spouse rather than to be forced into a marriage. Their work was beautiful and there was a great sense of pride in all the women we met.