Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – “We were very stupid.” It is a statement of grief, uttered by many Christian women living in Upper Egypt. They are marginalized because they are Christian, then marginalized again because they are women. At first, it was a statement made because they lived in a society that said women have no value. But as they watched other women take advantage of ICC’s Hope House program, they realized women do have value—that Egyptian women have untapped potential. The statement became one of grief, a wish for opportunities, such as those achieved by Nawara.