Hope Growing Amid COVID-19
09/07/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Nady Awad Morgan worked every day as a laborer in fields and construction projects, whatever opportunity opened. Many of the day laborers in Egypt faced extreme poverty as their work opportunities ended as COVID-19 started to lockdown Egypt.
International Christian Concern’s (ICC) research estimated 80% of the Christians in Egypt lost their jobs seemingly overnight. Nady, as the sole provider, faced an incredible impossible burden to provide for his parents and five-year-old son. The burden is bridled with having faith in Jesus in a Muslim majority country.
Muslim neighbors do not accommodate Christians. This includes resources and business opportunities, customers. As COVID restrictions curtailed daily labor jobs, Nady’s wife, Maryam, his son, Youssef, and parents had no outside help or community to support them. Thinking about what he could do, Nady realized he could launch his own business.
In Part 2, find out how Nady and ICC partnered together to make his business flourish amid COVID despair on Thursday.