When your way is so tight and begin to wonder about the usefulness of continuing the struggle, you must realize that failure is not the end of the road. Perhaps it is the beginning of a more successful and more important path because failure and success are two sides of the same coin. No one has not experienced moments of failure or frustration, but what distinguishes him/her from others is not surrendering to failure or frustration. Everyone has a goal in his/her life worth looking for no matter its simplicity.
Rabha, 59, has not enjoyed a happy married life. She did not have children and ended her marriage with a divorce. Despite her broken family and difficult economic and social conditions, she did not stand idly and decided to look for a job in partnership with her sister and established a shop for accessories, which unfortunately was shut down. Although her first attempt failed, this failure augmented her insistence and sought more ideas to get a better life with dignity. Her neighbors suggested opening a shop for poultry in 2003 and finally she set the shop. Rabha traveled weekly to nearby villages to buy the birds. The project became successful and Rabha hired 2 helpers (ladies) to meet the volume of work; she believes that women are better producers than men, Rabha answered when asked about the reason of hiring women not men.
Rabha needed further expansions to meet wider goals while she heard about Al Tadamun Microfinance Foundation from her acquaintances which encouraged her to receive EGP 2,000 in 2016 which increased to EGP 10,000 in 2018. Al Tadamun enabled Rabha to succeed in her project and to create a stable income source. She managed to become a model for a successful woman and aspires to get higher loan from the foundation to purchase a modern machine with advanced techniques for cleaning birds.
“My work is a source of strength and success and I encourage myself; I advise any woman to rely on no one” this is the motto of Rabha, one of the several examples of Egyptian combatant women.