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Single women repair phones for living in Syrian city

This mobile repair shop is run by Syrian women

Location: Idlib, Syria

Single mothers and widows opened the shop

after an intensive training program on how to dismantle mobile phones

They can now offer repairs that were previously done only by men

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN WOMAN, SIBA AWAD, SAYING:

"At first it was difficult fixing mobile phones."

"But trainers encouraged us, saying women are capable of working. Women generally have more precision when working. That is the reason for our success."

The women can now provide a stable living for their families

They say the majority of their clientele are other women

who feel safer handing them their phones due to privacy concerns

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