Nadia’s life is quite different to other women of her age who come form Upper Egypt. Nadia is from Assiut, a deeply conservative town in Upper Egypt. When Nadia’s husband died young and left her a widow at the age of 27 with 2 young infants, she didn’t know how to support herself. Against her family’s wishes, Nadia headed to Cairo and through the church she found work with A.P.E. She has now been with the organisation for 17 years and her 2 daughters also work at A.P.E. She works in the patchwork section in Moquattam, taking home rags and produces beautiful quilts and other patchwork items.