January 02, 2012

OAT Israel: Bedouin Community

Our host described her way of life and how most Bedouins are no longer nomadic.  She founded an NGO (charity) to help Bedouin women.  One of the initiatives is an Embroidery Cooperative with items available for us to purchase.  Women get paid monthly for their embroidery but they must also attend some educational lectures to receive their pay - or it is delayed by one month.  

Another host demonstrated how she makes pita bread - her version is thinner and bigger than what we get at home - and complemented our tasty lunch.

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