Meet Khyria, a baker from Qabalan, Palestine, locally famous for her giant bread loaves.
Khyria uses an old mud oven, much like the ones her grandmothers would have used generations ago. Khyria recalls that as a child her family “had nothing.” In her youth she began earning money by selling baked goods to her neighbors.
Her bread became “really popular” in the village. However, she had to stop baking for some years to raise her four young children.
After learning about the Women Can project, her daughter convinced Khyria to propose her bakery project to Anera. She is excited that the cash support from the program enables her to transform her lifelong love for baking into a viable small business that will support her family. For Khyria, the bakery is a family effort and everyone has a role to play.