A few weeks ago USAID Egypt hired me to photograph a very inspiring story of Heba, a young woman in Assiut, Upper Egypt, who is the manager of a team of 50 male technicians responsible for the public sanitation services of 5 villages. The story is inspiring on different fronts: Heba is an engineering graduate working in what is still very much a man's world, many men in her life supported her (her dad, husband, supervisor at work) and last but not least, Heba and her team provide much needed water sanitation services to thousands of villagers, who are now able to better fend off contamination and disease.
USAID Egypt did not only want me to go out and photograph this story, they wanted it to be broadcast to a large an audience as possible. That's when Everyday Egypt came to mind.
It was the first time Everyday Egypt collaborated with a non-profit and published a commissioned story, and it was the first time for USAID Egypt to collaborate with an online storytelling platform. And i think it is fair to say it was a successful collaboration!
Over three days, the ten-image story was posted across Everyday Egypt's Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr feeds, with the largest audiences present on Facebook (290,000+) and Instagram (72,000+).
You can view the full 20-image story here.