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Home-based kitchens popular in Syria, subsist women

17-1-2020

In its edition of today, Al Akhbar wrote that the harsh economic conditions associated with the conflict in Syria, have encouraged the emergence of so-called home-based kitchens which are easy to set up, fast to produce and their profits are guaranteed. The newspaper spotlighted Leen Saaddedine (26) who, with the help of her mom and other enthusiastic women, prepare a list of meals and orders for special occasions and events at affordable prices. Manal Masri (28) is another young woman who manages a Facebook group under the name of her kitchen through which she posts the menus with prices and catchy photos. She then communicates with the customers via whatsapp to order from the list of scrumptious home-cooked meals. Speaking to Al Akhbar, Saaddedine explained that conditions were difficult after the extended family was forced to live under the same roof because of the war. Only then, she said, one can change his/her own destiny by contemplating reality from a different perspective. Saaddedine said her clientele’s trust in the hygiene of her kitchen and the lip-smacking recipes she prepares, in addition to her good management, were a key factor in promoting her work. She stressed that social media platforms also contributed to the reputation and attracted more customers. In turn, Masri said she started her kitchen with only USD 100 and some home provisions, of course with the help of her mother and aunt. Today, our number grew and the kitchen project supports more than 7 households, she boasted. More on the following link: https://al-akhbar.com/Sham/282616. (Al Akhbar, January 17, 2020)

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