Philanthropy has played a significant role throughout Abeer Al Otaiba’s personal and professional life. Abeer is committed to addressing the real issues surrounding gender equality, health, and education, with a mission to give back and empower women and children living in impoverished communities worldwide.
“To me, the most meaningful part of life is how we treat others and do what we can to make the world a better place.”
Charitable Causes for Children
Children’s National Medical Center
Hope for Henry Foundation
Empowering Women Worldwide
Abeer Al Otaiba is the Founder and Creative Director of SemSem, a handmade luxury fashion brand devoted to celebrating women and girls through fashion design.
Philanthropy is at the heart of her brand, which partners with a different charity organization each season to benefit women and children in underprivileged communities. In 2016, Abeer’s debut collection featured The Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW), a nonprofit organization committed to the education, safety, and empowerment of mothers and children in Egypt.
SemSem specifically selected ADEW’s Girls Dream’s Program and the House of Eve Shelter for Abused Women to build an orphanage and sponsor three schools in the local area. Additional charities have included Women for Women International, Every Mother Counts, Angele.H International, Nation of Dolls, and the International Rescue Committee.