About the entrepreneur
Born and raised in Lebanon, Kholoud was always passionate about peace building, conflict resolution, women and children’s rights. After working with multiple international organisations and NGOs in Lebanon, she started her own NGO, running an interactive theatre for young people of diverse backgrounds. Kholoud and her family faced increasing hostility and soon it became imperative to flee the country. Kholoud’s work didn’t stop, however. For the next year and a half, while living in a refugee camp, she started a group, giving women who were new to Sweden the opportunity to learn their rights and practice their existing skills. Kholoud’s work has given her an abundance of experience and insights. She is adding to these by participating in the Care of Business program, acquiring the tools, skills and knowledge necessary to realize her goal of empowering women and youth through education.