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An Arab Spring for Entrepreneurs?

In Tunisia, the Souk At-tanmia project provides funding and technical support to budding entrepreneurs.

 

In what may be a first for the Arab world, an eco-friendly laundry is setting up shop in Tunisia. In the mountainous Khroumiri region, artisans are reviving the craft of Berber carpet making, and they’re using an improved loom design and a fair-trade marketing plan to do it. Meanwhile, a technology innovator is helping hospitals throughout Tunisia to digitize patient records.

In the wake of the Arab Spring, a new spirit of entrepreneurship is taking hold in this North African country....


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