Every week on this page, Anera will add a new image and story to our #TapestryofHumanity.
"This organization is important because it supports women. There are so many us who have no one to count on and are jobless. I, for one, am a widow and live alone. The work I do here at the Y builds me up and makes me feel self-reliant. Of course, I benefit from my job because I get paid and have something to occupy myself with. But I am also really pleased that what I do benefits other people who buy the things we make. Though I'm 71, I plan to keep on working for as long as I can. Why not? I love working here! We're like a big family."
Farida, food production line at the YWCA
(Jericho, West Bank)