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Esraa Fathy

Esraa Fathy

2013 Fellow
Women's Initiative Fellowship Program

Esraa is the Owner and Senior Fashion Designer of Ostora Manufacturing Company, where she utilizes the artistic talents and craftsmanship of women that reside in the slums of Cairo.  Esraa believes that providing underserved women with the right training and job opportunities will help them escape poverty and significantly improve their living conditions. 

Ostora’s unique heritage-style handicrafts are competitive in the plastic, mass-produced marketplace of modern-day Egypt.  Esraa hopes her business model will spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, enabling women in even the direst situations to prosper.

Esraa has participated in many successful art exhibitions in Egypt and has received a number of awards in Egypt and Saudi Arabia for her art.