Thameena Hadi Hussein lives in southern Iraq and has been creating coil baskets for 30 years. She partnered with Prosperity Catalyst to train other women artisans and to hire graduates to work with her. Thameena graduated from the business management training offered by Prosperity Catalyst in order to gain better understanding about how to run a small business and is now able to hire even more women.
“Coil weaving is a traditional craft in Iraq; these baskets have multiple uses, such as for gifts, artful decoration, and for practical uses. These baskets are made of organic palm leaves and each carry the mark of a professional female artisan.” -Thameena Hussein